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
Latest posts by dnaindia.com (see all)
- Why Rs 7 lakh cr Bharatmala project should be made 50 times bigger - September 19, 2018
- Tamil Nadu Stares At Power Crisis As Thermal Plants Fall Short Of Coal - September 19, 2018
- RPower Eyes Stressed Plants; To ProvideO&M, Mine Development Services - September 19, 2018