Adequate infrastructure would be created in all villages to provide access to electricity to all households
GN Bureau | November 29, 2016
Free electricity connections have been provided to 2.5 crore BPL households till October 31 under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), said Piyush Goyal, minister of state (IC) for power, coal, new & renewable energy and mines in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
A total 4.27 crore connections have been sanctioned.
Goyal said that DDUGJY will provide access to electricity to all rural households and also ensure quality and reliability of power supply in rural areas. It has an outlay of Rs.43,033 crore and budgetary support of Rs.33,453 crore consisting of separation of agriculture and non-agriculture feeders, strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission and distribution network, metering at all level and rural electrification.
Additionally, rural electrification component projects with total outlay of Rs.32,860 crore including budgetary support from government of India of Rs.29,574 crore have been subsumed in DDUGJY.
Under the scheme, adequate infrastructure would be created in all the villages to provide access to electricity to all households.
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