Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal confirmed that 13,872 villages electrified under rural scheme DDUGJY

Posted on:25 Jul 2017 11:26:18
Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal confirmed that 13,872 villages electrified under rural scheme DDUGJY
25 July 2017 Current Affairs: Union Government Shri Piyush Goyal confirmed that 13,872 villages electrified till 30th June 2017 in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim are the states where 100% villages are electrified till date.

The Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) scheme, under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) initiated by the Government to provide access to electricity to un-electrified villages/habitations where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective including the villages located in backwards, remote, inaccessible and forest areas.

Under the scheme, 4,220 projects have been sanctioned with the total project cost of Rs.1354.60 crore, covering 3,285 un-electrified villages in various States across the country.

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