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05-March-2013 16:56 IST
Free Electricity Connections to 2,74,98,652 BPL House holds sanctioned.

 

            Under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) scheme, 648 projects covering electrification of 1,12,795 un/de-electrified villages (UEV), intensive electrification of 3,96,336 partially electrified villages (PEV) and release of free electricity connections to 2,74,98,652 Below Poverty Line (BPL) households have been sanctioned by the Govt. of India as on 31.01.2013, the electrification works in 1,06,474 UE villages, 2,87,827 PE villages have been completed and free electricity connections to 2,05,15,472 BPL households have been released under the scheme. The Bharat Nirman targets i.e. electrification of 1 lakh villages and 1.75 crore BPL households by March, 2012 set under RGGVY have been achieved.

 

            The Government of India launched ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) – Programme for creation of Rural Electricity Infrastructure & Household Electrification, in April 2005  for  providing access to electricity to rural households.

            All the villages of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh as proposed in the DPRs and recommended  by the respective State Governments, were sanctioned during  X and  XI Plan. Under phase-II of RGGVY in XI Plan, 11 supplementary projects in Bihar and 22 supplementary projects in Uttar Pradesh covering left out villages and hamlets/tolas/majras  have also been sanctioned.   Ministry of Power and Rural Electrification Corporation, the nodal agency for RGGVY, is continuously monitoring the progress of work in the States of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha and extending support to State Government for expeditious implementation of the projects.

            The State-wise targets and achievement for the sanctioned projects under RGGVY is as under: 


 

State wise coverage and achievement of un-electrified villages, intensive electrification of partially electrified villages and release of free electricity connections to BPL households under RGGVY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No.

State

Nos. of projects

Electrification of un-electrified villages

Intensive Electrification of partially electrified villages

BPL households

 

Coverage**

Cumulative Achievement                (as on 31.01.2013)

Coverage**

Cumulative Achievement                (as on 31.01.2013)

Coverage**

Cumulative Achievement                (as on 31.01.2013)

 

 

1

Andhra Pradesh*

26

0

0

27477

26756

2484665

2783390

 

2

Arunachal Pradesh

16

2106

1560

1760

904

40726

24615

 

3

Assam

23

8326

7990

12984

12197

1150597

882554

 

4

Bihar

54

23850

22565

19244

4990

5658692

2305704

 

5

Chhattisgarh

18

1594

941

17291

11881

987834

944103

 

6

Gujarat*

25

0

0

17667

16317

742094

827788

 

7

Haryana*

21

0

0

6511

4687

257273

194461

 

8

Himachal Pradesh

12

95

83

10650

11198

13196

14753

 

9

Jammu & Kashmir

14

239

173

4442

2767

81217

51012

 

10

Jharkhand

22

19071

18082

7106

5728

1803377

1283770

 

11

Karnataka

27

61

62

28119

24671

978219

856401

 

12

Kerala*

14

0

0

1272

181

74571

52993

 

13

Madhya Pradesh

52

843

566

49537

23229

1817544

942734

 

14

Maharashtra*

35

0

0

41739

36713

1202882

1180284

 

15

Manipur

9

882

616

1378

555

107369

28814

 

16

Meghalaya

7

1866

1606

3239

2127

109696

83067

 

17

Mizoram

8

137

94

570

346

27417

15144

 

18

Nagaland

11

105

84

1140

1060

69899

36062

 

19

Odisha

32

14715

14324

29324

24368

3045979

2802221

 

20

Punjab*

17

0

0

11840

0

148860

79104

 

21

Rajasthan

40

4339

4102

34783

32294

1224417

1120242

 

22

Sikkim

4

25

25

418

382

11458

9695

 

23

Tamil Nadu*

29

0

0

10738

9673

527234

501202

 

24

Tripura

4

148

143

658

594

107506

97625

 

25

Uttar Pradesh

86

28439

27762

22980

2982

1907419

1042593

 

26

Uttarakhand

13

1512

1511

9160

9221

238522

234593

 

27

West Bengal

29

4442

4185

24309

22006

2679989

2120548

 

 

Total

648

112795

106474

396336

287827

27498652

20515472

 

*In the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tamil Nadu, no un-electrified village was proposed in the DPRs by these States. However, intensive electrification of already electrified villages are being undertaken in these States.

 

 

**Includes 1909 un/de-electrified villages, intensive electrification of 53505 partially electrified villages and release of free electricity connections to 4559141 BPL households of 72 projects sanctioned under phase-II of RGGVY.

 

 

This information was given by MoS (I/C) Power Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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