Singh said power ministers of states and union territories are unanimous on achieving 100 per cent household electrification by December 2018 end.
The government will be able to provide electricity connections to all households by December as per the target under the Saubhagya scheme, Power Minister R K Singh said.
Chidambaram said Modi's claim of achieving 100 percent electrification is a "complete jumla" and accused him of taking credit for work done by the previous regimes.
More than seven decades after independence, India has achieved electrification of all its villages after electricity reached Leisang village in Manipur.
A training programme has been launched in six states to skill manpower in the power sector to support the 16,320-crore 'Saubhagya' scheme.
The govt will use a mobile phone application to provide on-the-spot power connections to 4 cr families under PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya scheme).
Nitish said all villages of Bihar were now electrified and added that every household in the state would have a free power connection by the end of the next calendar yr.
Consumers will be able to change their power suppliers just like telecom services, after proposed amendment to the existing Electricity Act is approved, Singh said.
Markets registered sharp losses during the week as geopolitical worries continued along with persistent selling by FIIs. Weakness in the rupee also dampened sentiment.
The govt said power will not be provided free of cost to any category of consumer under the recently launched Saubhagya scheme, which aims to provide electricity to all.