Centre asks states to use allocated funds for electrification of all households by December


Centre asks states to use allocated funds for electrification of all households by December

Union Power Minister R K Singh today asked all states to use allocated funds under various schemes, including IPDS and DDUGJY, to achieve the electrification target for all households by year-end.

“We are giving funds. But those allocated funds are not being used. We are not able to use money. If we don’t use that (funds), we would not be able to reach any home (or electrify them),” Singh said. He was addressing a conference of power and renewable energy ministers of states & UTs here.

He underlined how Rs 42,000 crore was sanctioned under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), but just Rs 9,000 crore has been spent by states and UTs.

Moreover, under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), a total of Rs 75,000 crore was sanctioned. Read More

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