Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY): Do you know what is Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)? What is the purpose of  Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)? If you dont then this post is for you. We have collected everything for you in one place. If you already know then use this post as a quick revision.

Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

Objective: To provide 24*7 power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers. The four major objectives of the scheme is:

  • To provide electrification to all villages and rural areas
  • Separation of Feeders to ensure uninterrupted power to farmers and regular supply to other consumers
  • Improvement of Sub-transmission and distribution network to improve the quality and reliability of the supply
  • Metering for reduction of power losses

Launched by: Ministry of Power

Launch Date: July 25, 2015 in Patna, Bihar

Outlay of Scheme: Rs 76,000 Crore

Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

Implementing Agency: Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) is the Nodal Agency for operationalization and implementation of the scheme.

The old scheme for rural electrification named Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed with Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

Target to achieve 100% rural electrification

The government had set a target of May 10, 2018. On April 28, 2018 the government announced that all of India’s 597,464 census villages have been electrified. Hence the government completed the electrification process before target.

When does the government considers a village electrified?

A village is considered to be ‘electrified’ by the government when:;

  • it has the basic electrical infrastructure and
  • atleast 10% of its households, as well as public places viz schools, hospitals are connected to the grid. 

So this 100% electrification only means that in all these 597,464 census villages atleast 10% of the household (including schools, hospitals) have electric connections. 

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Whats Next?– To Provide electricity connection to all. For this Saubhagya scheme was launched with an objective to provide electricity to those households which remained un-electrified. The scheme will be discussed in next post.

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