245 Villages Electrified Last Week Under DDUGJY

245 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 1st to 7th February 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY).

In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01st May, 2018.  The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.


The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) on 25th July 2015 in Patna. The DDUGJY is one of the flagship programmes of the Ministry of Power and will facilitate 24×7 supply of power.

This scheme will enable to initiate much awaited reforms in the rural areas. The earlier scheme for rural electrification viz. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed in the new scheme as its rural electrification component.

It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural)

Strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels (input points, feeders and distribution transformers) in rural areas.

Micro grid and off grid distribution network & Rural electrification

This will help in providing round the clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers.

The benefits of the scheme will led to; Increase in agriculture yield; Business of Small and household enterprises shall grow resulting into new avenues for employment; Improvement in Health, Education, Banking (ATM) services; Improvement in accessibility to radio, telephone, television, internet and mobile etc; Betterment in social security due to availability of electricity; Accessibility of electricity to schools, panchayats, hospitals and police stations etc; Rural areas shall get increased opportunities for comprehensive development



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