A massive rural electrification scheme has been taken up by the Bengal Government.
The Rs 192 crore scheme will connect 2.53 lakh homes to the grid.
The work for supplying electricity would begin in a few days; the work order has been issued.
The government is expecting the work to be completed by December 31.
Most of the homes to be connected belong to people living below the poverty line in rural areas.
According to State Government data, the work for electrification in 19 districts is over.
Some areas in Cooch Behar, some islands in the Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas, and a few remote areas in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts are left to be electrified.
In remote areas in the Sundarbans, solar energy facilities are also being set up to overcome the difficulty of connecting them through electrical cables.