Over 8,000 villages have been targetted for electrification during the current financial year, as per reports. Power Minister Piyush Goyal has reportedly said that 8,360 villages are targeted for electrification during the current financial year. He said as reported by the states, as on April 1, 2015, there were 18,452 un-electrified census villages in the country. Of these, 9126 un-electrified villages are yet to be electrified as on July 31. For electrification of all villages, a time-bound implementation schedule has been drawn up and divided into 12 ´milestones´ which are monitored at multiple levels.