DDUGJY: Govt. to Provide 4.27 Crore Free Electricity Connections for BPL Households

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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.

In order to provide a proper electricity supply in all rural areas with an ensure quality and reliability of power supply in rural areas, the government has introduced a most awaited DeenDayalUpadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana’ (DDUGJY). In this regard, the government has sanctioned an outlay of Rs.33453 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.

Besides this, the government has also added some rural electrification component projects with total outlay of Rs.32860 crore including budgetary support from Government of India of Rs.29574 crore have been subsumed in DDUGJY.

In this scheme, the government will create adequate infrastructure in all the villages to provide electricity connections. However, this responsibility has been given to the concerned State DISCOM / Power Department. As per the details, these projects will be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

State-wise Coverage and Achievement of BPL Households under DDUGJY (including RE component)

Sl. No. Name of the State Coverage Achievement
(As on 31.10.2016)

1 Andhra Pradesh 2457287 2414555
2 Arunachal Pradesh 74679 51621
3 Assam 1794604 1210224
4 Bihar 10660852 3767019
5 Chhattisgarh 1448997 1143343
6 Gujarat 848005 842945
7 Haryana 257902 198580
8 Himachal Pradesh 19578 16290
9 Jammu & Kashmir 142885 69148
10 Jharkhand 2367897 1275170
11 Karnataka 1036966 950098
12 Kerala 192919 150305
13 Madhya Pradesh 3209701 1668407
14 Maharashtra 1621836 1221350
15 Manipur 137525 70307
16 Meghalaya 121758 104383
17 Mizoram 30643 2971018 Nagaland 98616 54559
19 Odisha 4499998 2776723
20 Punjab 92988 92988
21 Rajasthan 1791657 1166426
22 Sikkim 13601 13601
23 Tamil Nadu 526468 502094
24 Telangana 1125306 708865
25 Tripura 208732 137962
26 Uttar Pradesh 5212392 1910948
27 Uttarakhand 238404 237921
28 West Bengal 2480034 2204398

Grand Total: 42712446 24989940

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/2-5-crore-free-electricity-connections-provided-to-bpl-households-116112900210_1.html

 

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