Budget 2017: Rs. 4,814 Crore Proposed for Deen Daya Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
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.
Jaitley said that the government was confident of achieving 100 per cent rural electrification by 2018.
Today (1st Feb 2017), in Parliament, Jaitley said in his budget speech that they are well on our way to achieving 100 per cent rural electrification by 1st May, 2018.
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As per government data, till date out of 597,464 census villages, 591,707 villages – nearly 99 percent have been electrified.
Jaitley announced these measures as part of the governments’ increased push for the rural sector in India.