The power ministry today informed projects worth Rs 69,475 crore have been sanctioned so far under two flagship schemes aimed at rural and urban electrification in the country and the government’s programme is on track to implement universal household electrification in India by March 2019.
The ministry said, the Modi government has given special focus to rural electrification under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) and urban electrification under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS). Both the schemes have been now oriented towards individual household electrification by March 2019, under Saubhagya scheme.
“Under DDUGJY, projects with total cost of Rs. 42,565 crores have been sanctioned in 32 States and union territories. The IPDS Scheme aims to provide quality and reliable 24×7 power supply in the urban areas. So far, projects worth Rs 26,910 crores covering 3,616 towns have been sanctioned by the Monitoring Committee,” the ministry said in a statement. Read More…
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