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2.5 Crore Free Electricity Connections Provided to BPL Households

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Under DeenDayalUpadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), Government of India is providing free electricity connections to BPL households. Out of total 4.27 crore connections sanctioned, free electricity connections to 2.5 crore BPL households have been provided as on 31.10.2016 under the scheme.

State-wise Coverage and Achievement of BPL Households under DDUGJY (including RE component)

Sl. No. Name of the State Coverage Achievement (As on 31.10.2016)1 Andhra Pradesh 2457287 24145552 Arunachal Pradesh 74679 516213 Assam 1794604 12102244 Bihar 10660852 37670195 Chhattisgarh 1448997 11433436 Gujarat 848005 8429457 Haryana 257902 1985808 Himachal Pradesh 19578 162909 Jammu & Kashmir 142885 6914810 Jharkhand 2367897 127517011 Karnataka 1036966 95009812 Kerala 192919 15030513 Madhya Pradesh 3209701 166840714 Maharashtra 1621836 122135015 Manipur 137525 7030716 Meghalaya 121758 10438317 Mizoram 30643 2971018 Nagaland 98616 5455919 Odisha 4499998 277672320 Punjab 92988 9298821 Rajasthan 1791657 116642622 Sikkim 13601 1360123 Tamil Nadu 526468 50209424 Telangana 1125306 70886525 Tripura 208732 13796226 Uttar Pradesh 5212392 191094827 Uttarakhand 238404 23792128 West Bengal 2480034 2204398 Grand Total 42712446 24989940

In order to provide access to electricity to all rural households and also ensure quality and reliability of power supply in rural areas, Government of India has launched 'DeenDayalUpadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana' (DDUGJY) with an outlay of Rs.43033 crore and Budgetary support of Rs.33453 crore consisting of separation of agriculture and non-agriculture feeders, strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission and distribution network, metering at all level and rural electrification.

In addition to this, rural electrification component projects with total outlay of Rs.32860 crore including budgetary support from Government of India of Rs.29574 crore have been subsumed in DDUGJY. Under the scheme, adequate infrastructure would be created in all the villages to provide access to electricity to all households. Release of service connections to households is the responsibility of concerned State DISCOM / Power Department. Projects under the scheme are to be completed in 24 months from the date of award.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 10:50 IST