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..
As many as 12,662 oiut of the targeted 18452 villages stand electrified in the country as on March 20, 2017.
The Government of India and the State of Sikkim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) today
Union Budget Has Given MSMEs Engaged In Power, RE, Coal and Mines An Competitive Edge : Piyush Goyal
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been made competitive with the announcement in the Budget 2017 over reduction of Corporate Tax to 25% up to turnover of Rs. 50 crores.
102 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 19thto 25thDecember 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages
Rural electrification in India is nearly complete—as per the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) portal, out of 597,464 census villages, 591,039 villages (98.9%) have been electrified.
Leaving No Stone Unturned: Goyal Announces New Scheme To Provide Electricity Connections For APL Families
The soft loans for APL and BPL connections will be over and above the ongoing loans that have been extended by the Centre under various ongoing RE schemes. This new additional loan by REC can be paid back by the states over 10-15 years and will be given at low interest rates, Union minister of state for power. From Consumers also, the same loan can be recovered over a long spread of time.
Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) is in the process of drawing up a scheme for extending long term basis soft loans to the States at a flat rate to achieve 100% household electrification across the States for both APL (Above the Poverty Line) & BPL (Below the Poverty Line) population.