Piyush Goyal, Honourable Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New, and Renewable Energy launched Monday the Grameen Vidyutikaran Android app, which lets anyone track the progress in the field of rural electrification in India through a real-time dashboard.
Launched by Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, the app is available for Android users, while other platforms can track the progress using a web dashboard, hosted at Kyrosoft, a New Delhi-based company.
The dashboard presents the total number of un-electrified villages, and details the status of the un-electrified villages and the work in progress - whether they've been surveyed, or if work has yet to start.
A Milestones tab displays the percentage achieved, against the number of days left, while a progress bar shows the number of villages electrified on a weekly basis.
According to statistics presented in the dashboard, Odisha, Bihar, and Assam have the highest number of un-electrified villages.
Only 78.7 percent of India's population has access to electricity, according to World Bank data. The centre's Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) aims to achieve electrification of all the un-electrified villages by 31 March 2017.