2.5 Cr Free electricity connections provided to BPL Households

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Under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya 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. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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 2414555
2 Arunachal Pradesh 74679 51621
3 Assam 1794604 1210224
4 Bihar 10660852 3767019
5 Chhattisgarh 1448997 1143343
6 Gujarat 848005 842945
7 Haryana 257902 198580
8 Himachal Pradesh 19578 16290
9 Jammu & Kashmir 142885 69148
10 Jharkhand 2367897 1275170
11 Karnataka 1036966 950098
12 Kerala 192919 150305
13 Madhya Pradesh 3209701 1668407
14 Maharashtra 1621836 1221350
15 Manipur 137525 70307
16 Meghalaya 121758 104383
17 Mizoram 30643 29710
18 Nagaland 98616 54559
19 Odisha 4499998 2776723
20 Punjab 92988 92988
21 Rajasthan 1791657 1166426
22 Sikkim 13601 13601
23 Tamil Nadu 526468 502094
24 Telangana 1125306 708865
25 Tripura 208732 137962
26 Uttar Pradesh 5212392 1910948
27 Uttarakhand 238404 237921
28 West Bengal 2480034 2204398
Grand Total 42712446 24989940

Shri Goyal further said that 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 ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyaya 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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