Electrification of 478 Villages of Arunachal Pradesh under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

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.

This information was disclosed in a meeting held between Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, representatives of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on the ongoing DDUJY scheme being implemented in the state.

The Chief Minister sought information on the status of tender floated and pending works regarding the rural electrification work under the DDUJY scheme.

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The agencies have been asked to provide 100% household electricity coverage in the villages where there is electricity.

REC officials requested for a full-fledged office to be set up in Arunachal to monitor the ongoing works for the efficient implementation of electrification works.

At present, almost 20 engineers are posted in each district to carry out the 100% electrification works in rural areas. Every week these officials make on spot surveys and report the status through a new app, GARV-II app to provide real-time data, informed the officials.

The Chief Minister requested the agencies to make judicious utilization of the funds and urged them to carry out proper monitoring to check the quality of work. Also, he requested them to tie up with local firms to carry out the work efficiently and to provide economic opportunities to local contractors.

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