Source: Ministry of Power & National Portal of India
The Government of India has launched the scheme “Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana” for rural electrification. The erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) scheme for village electrification and providing electricity distribution infrastructure in the rural areas has been subsumed in the DDUGJY scheme.
- To provide electrification to all villages
- Feeder separation to ensure sufficient power to farmers and regular supply to other consumers
- Improvement of Sub-transmission and distribution network to improve the quality and reliability of the supply
- Metering to reduce the losses
Govt. of India has launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) for the rural areas with the following components:
- Separation of agriculture and non-agriculture feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural & non- agricultural consumers in the rural areas
- Strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure in rural areas, including metering of distribution transformers/feeders/consumers.
- Microgrid and off-grid distribution network & Rural electrification already sanctioned projects under RGGVY to be completed.
All Discoms including private sector Discoms and State Power Departments (referred to as Utilities) will be eligible for financial assistance under the scheme. In case of private sector Discoms where the distribution of power supply in rural areas is with them, projects under the scheme will be implemented through a concerned State Government Agency and the assets to be created under the scheme will be owned by the State Government / State owned companies
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) shall be the Nodal Agency for operationalization and implementation of the scheme under the overall guidance of MoP. The Nodal Agency will be paid 0.5% of the project cost approved by the Monitoring Committee or award cost, whichever is lower, as their fee.