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PM NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHED DEENDAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAM JYOTI YOJANA IN PATNA

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  • Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAM JYOTI YOJANA (DDUGJY) on JULY 25, 2015.
  • The main objective of this scheme is to provide round a clock (24×7) electricity supply to farmers and households.
  • This scheme is similar to earlier RAJIV GANDHI GRAMEEN VIDYUTIKARAN YOJANA (RGGVY) for electrification to rural areaslaunched by previous UPA Government.
  • An outlay of this scheme is Rs 76,000 crore for implementation of the projects under which centre will provide a grant of Rs 63,000 crore.
  • Rs 14,680 crore worth project already been approved out of which Bihar state is approved with a project amounting Rs 5,827 crore.

IMPORTANT POINTS IN DDUGJY:

  • Feeder separation to ensure sufficient power to rural households and agriculture.
  • Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure to improve the quality of the supply.
  • Metering at all levels in rural areas.

 SCHEME BENEFITS:

  • All villages and households shall be electrified
  • Agriculture yield will be increased.
  • 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