State-run Rural Electricity Corp (REC) today said that Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) was launched in Madhya Pradesh to provide electricity connections to about 45 lakh families.
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.
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” a new scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas on 25th September, 2017.
The new scheme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to provide power connections to four crore households that lack access to electricity is basically a repackaging of the UPA regime’s Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidutikaran Yojana
After two companies ‘ECI Limited’ and ‘BS Limited’ emerged as the lowest bidders for the Rs 221 crore project sanctioned under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) for the financial year 2016-17
13,872 un-electrified villages have been reported to be electrified up to June 30, 2017, minister of state for power Piyush Goyal said.
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal addressed the media on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) here today.
India’s power sector that was marred by continuous shortages and lack of quality and steady supplies to homes and factories has seen an unprecedented turnaround in the past three years.
Report by Kishore Dash; Bhubaneswar: As many as 110 remote villages in Naxal-affected cut-off area, on the other side of the vast Chitrakonda reservoir in the district which have no electricity supply since long will soon be illuminated thereby opening a new window for the development of the region to where right now there is no on road connectivity
Rural Electrification has never been more in focus with the Modi government having intensified efforts at ensuring Power for All by 2020. State-run financier REC wants to utilize this opportunity to expand growth areas into non-traditional business segments, Chairman and Managing Director P V Ramesh told ETEnergyWorld in an exclusive interview. Edited excerpts..