Bihar Biggest Beneficiary Of DDUGJY & Saubhagya Funding

Highlights :

  • While it is no surprise that the most backward states that had the most catching up to do benefited, the challenge now is to ensure sustained availability and connectivity.
  • Under the scheme, 18,374 villages were electrified of which 2,763 villages were electrified through renewable resources.
Bihar Biggest Beneficiary Of DDUGJY & Saubhagya Funding

Recently in parliament Union minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy R.K Singh shared data on the status of electrified and un-electrified villages under the Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDGJY).

The data shared by the union minister in a written reply to the parliament revealed, “Nearly 88,000 households of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) are estimated to receive electricity under PM JANMAN (Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan).” In his written reply he mentioned, “Under the Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, a total 18,374 villages were electrified of which a total of 2,763 villages were electrified through renewable resources.”

He elaborated, “Besides, Government of India also launched the scheme of Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) at the national level for universal electrification of households un-electrified till then. A total of 2.86 crore households have been electrified under the scheme. All States certified that all unelectrified households were electrified under the scheme.”

He further explained, “The Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) was launched by Government of India with the objective of improving the quality and reliability of power supply to consumers through a financially sustainable and operationally efficient. The distribution sector has an outlay of Rs. 3,03,758 Cr. having gross budgetary support of Rs. 97,631 Cr. from government of India over a period of five years from 2021-22 to FY 2025-26. RDSS has a universal coverage and is mainly focused on strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network of project areas for the benefit of consumers.”

As per the shared data by the minister, Bihar released maximum funding, amounting 708 Cr. for the 2022- 23 period to support household electrification, this is followed by Jharkhand which received 241 Cr., and Uttar Pradesh that received 181 Cr. funding.”

Beneficiaries Of DDUGJY & Saubhagya Scheme 2022-23

Beneficiaries Of DDUGJY & Saubhagya Scheme 2022-23 in (Rs in Crore)


Funding Under Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) 

He mentioned, “The central government in line with its commitment is further supporting states for electrification of households which were missed out under SAUBHAGYA, under the ongoing scheme of Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS). In addition, all identified PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups) Households under PM-JANMAN for on-grid electricity connection shall be eligible for funding under RDSS as per the scheme guidelines.”

He shared, “Under RDSS, proposal for 4.96 lakh Household electrification works have been sanctioned for the State of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh till date for a cost of Rs. 813 crores. Further, under PM-JANMAN, as on date on-grid electrification of a total of 87,863 Households in 7,113 Habitations have been sanctioned.

The government of India has taken up rural electrification work based on the renewable resources under the earlier schemes. Further, Government of India has issued a New Solar Power Scheme for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) Habitation/ Villages under PM JANMAN (Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan). This scheme covers the electrification of all un-electrified PVTG household by provision of off-grid solar systems where electricity supply through grid is not techno-economically feasible.

In addition, the scheme has provision for providing solar lighting in 1500 Multi-Purpose Centres (MPCs) in PVTG area where electricity through grid is not available. A total financial outlay of Rs. 515 crores have been provided under the Scheme. Further, the Scheme provides for electrification of HHs through standalone solar home lighting systems where households are scattered and through solar mini grid for a cluster of Households.

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