Claim: पहले 30-35 हजार किलोमीटर ट्रांसमिशन लाइन डाली जाती थी। आज इस काम को हमने करीब 50 हजार किलोमीटर तक पहुंचाया है: PM @narendramodi
(Two years preceding the formation of our government, 30,000-35,000 km of transmission lines were being laid annually. Today I wish to submit this with satisfaction that we have raised this to 50,000 km)
Fact: False. India added 6,190 circuit kilometre (ckm) of transmission lines between April-August 2016, and 28,100 ckm in 2015-16, compared to 17,107 ckm in 2012-13 and 16,748 ckm in 2013-14.
Explanation: In June 2016, the NITI Aayog set a target of 50,000 ckm (circuit kilometre, the sum of the total length of all circuits operated at a particular voltage level), so as to be able to provide 24X7 electricity. India actually added well below that figure in the two years preceding this claim–6,190 ckm between April 15 and August 15, 2016; and 28,100 ckm of line in 2015-16.
In the two years preceding the formation of the BJP-led central government, India added 17,107 ckm in 2012-13 and 16,748 ckm in 2013-14.