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Government of India
Ministry of Power
03-September-2012 16:53 IST
Rural Electrification

 

            The Union Minister of State for Power Shri K.C.Venugopal informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), 1,10,886 un/de-electrified villages (UEV) have been covered for electrification. Out of which, electrification works in 1,05,550 UEV have been completed as on 15.08.2012.  In addition to these villages, 1909 UEV have also been covered for electrification under Phase-II of RGGVY.  The number of villages where electrification works have been completed, year-wise, are as under:

 

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13  (as on 15.08.12)

Total

 

9819

 

28706

 

9301

 

 

12056

 

18374

 

18306

 

 

7934

 

1054

 

105550

 

            He further said that Ministry of Power has proposed to Planning Commission to continue RGGVY scheme in XII Plan to cover remaining villages/habitations.

 

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