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Rural electrification in 12 districts by March

According to reports, the rural electrification work under the  Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna in districts allotted to  Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) will be almost complete by March 2012, PGIL chief managing director Rabindra Nath Nayak said here on Monday.

Speaking at the inaugural session of “Electricity Odisha”, an exhibition-cum seminar on power sector at Janata Maidan here, Nayak said but for areas where forest clearance is an issue work at other places will be completed by March.

Sources said PGCIL has completed 85% work under the Centre’s scheme in the 12 districts allotted to it. These districts include Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Khurda, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Sonepur, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri.

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