Even after the central government’s special scheme to provide electricity to all poor households, around 10 lakh houses in 21 districts of western Uttar Pradesh don’t have any electricity connection. Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (DVVNL), which looks after power supply in these 21 districts, has planned to cover 10 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna – Saubhagya scheme till November 30.
Recently, DVVNL had conducted a survey in the 21 districts to identify families which don’t have power connections. The survey found that a total of 8,39,888 houses have been provided electricity connections under the scheme in the past one year. The target, however, was to cover 18,60,105 houses. Now DVVNL has identified 10,20,217 houses which are required to be electrified by November end.
Managing director, DVVNL, Sudhir Kumar Verma said, “Under the Saubhagya scheme, the largest number of new connections have been provided in Banda district. Here 88% of the target has been achieved.
In Mathura 81%, Chitrakoot 80%, Agra 58% and Firozabad 55% of the un-electrified houses have been provided new connections. Read more