Coordination and sharing of data with Ministry of Power, NITI AAYOG, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and telecom industry is being done for electrification of non-electrified telecom towers under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) scheme. The electrification shall ensure power supply to telecom tower and thereby reducing the diesel consumption at the BTS tower site. The matter is monitored by PMO under infrastructure targets 2015-2016.
Around 10,486 non-electrified mobile towers spread across the country are being taken up under this scheme and significant progress is achieved in electrification of non-electrified towers of BSNL & other Telecom Service Providers. 4796 (out of total 9447) towers pertaining to TAIPA and 538 (out of total 1039) towers of BSNL were electrified by 31.03.2017.