Power Ministers of all states and Union Territories unanimously decided to ensure electrification of all the un-electrified villages by 2017 in mission mode under the Centre’s ambitious DeendayalUpadhyaya Grameen Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is an initiative by Government of India.
The Scheme draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat.
Scheme aims to provide continuous uninterrupted power supply to rural India.
scheme will enable to initiate much awaited reforms in the rural areas.
It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural areas.
The scheme will replace the existing Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY)
Why Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)?
What are its Objectives?
(i) To provide electrification to all villages
(ii) Feeder separation to ensure sufficient power to farmers and regular supply to other consumers
(iii) Improvement of Sub-transmission and distribution network to improve the quality and reliability of the supply
(iv) Metering to reduce the losses
Scheme has an outlay of Rs 76000 Cr for implementation .
Benefits from the scheme:
The rural agricultural and non-Agriculture consumers of the country are generally serviced through the local distribution network.
Many rural areas of the country face insufficient electricity supply, consequently the distribution utilities are forced to resort to load shedding, thus affecting the power supply to both Agriculture and non-Agriculture consumers.
The demand of power in rural areas is increasing day by day due to changing consumer base, improving living standards for which augmentation of rural infrastructure needs to be regularly undertaken.
To improve the commercial viability of power distribution, there is need for metering of all categories of the consumers.
Keeping in view the above problems, Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana for rural areas.
All villages and households shall be electrified
Increase in agriculture yield
Business of Small and household enterprises shall grow resulting into new avenues for employment
Improvement in Health, Education, Banking (ATM) services
Improvement in accessibility to radio, telephone, television, internet and mobile etc
Betterment in social security due to availability of electricity
Accessibility of electricity to schools, panchayats, hospitals and police stations etc
Rural areas shall get increased opportunities for comprehensive development