The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUJY) is an ambitious scheme launched by the central government of India for providing electricity supply to all the villages. Under this scheme, about 478 villages have been identified as on-grid villages from Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh). Center has sanctioned Rs 199 Crore for electrification in these villages. For the off-grid villages, the center has sanctioned Rs 151 crores for electrification.
Government Schemes Launched by NDA Government
NDA Government led by Indian Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi made its government in the year 2014. So far, the central government had launched many ambitious schemes to provide the benefits to the people of the nation. It includes schemes for Childs, Girl Childs, Youths, Pregnant Mothers, Homeless People, Government Employees, Unemployed People, Poor People, Senior Citizens etc.
As a part of Union Budget 2017, Rs 4,814 crore has been proposed for the government’s rural electrification program Deen Daya Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana by the Finance minister Arun Jaitley.
The Government of India has decided to provide free electricity connections to the BPL households under Deen Dayal Updhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). According to the scheme, around 4.27 crore connections have been approved and 2.5 crore free connections have been provided to the BPL households as on 31 October 2016.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (दीन दयाल उपाध्याय ग्राम ज्योति योजना) (DDUGJY) is a Government of India scheme designed to provide continuous power supply to rural India.
The initiative is named in honor of Indian political philosopher Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.