The number of electricity connections has been increasing rapidly due to easy and flexible connection system, introduced by the ministry, according to officials familiar with the process.
“Efficient and time befitting initiatives taken by the present government also helped consumers getting electricity connections easily as well as billing system,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said.
He said currently the number of electricity connections rose to 4.09 crore, which was only 1.08 crore in 2009 and the irrigation connections stood at 4.46 lakh, which was 2.34 lakh in 2009.
“Access to quality and reliable electricity is no more a dream as the country’s 99.5 percent people are now getting supply of power, which was only 47 percent before 2009,” Nasrul said.
He added that the government has been providing electricity connections within the shortest working hours and also encouraging online applications as part of paperless office campaign.