Govt to spend Rs 42,553 crore for Rural Electrification Projects
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that every state in the country has joined 'Power for All' agreement and all the states have pledged to boost holistic development of entire village electrification process to provide 24x7 affordable and quality power to all which is planned under DDUGJY.
Addressing the media on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in New Delhi recently, the Minister said, “The Government is working on the concept of 4S- Skill, Speed, Scale and now Sewa to improve the lives of the rural populace as the prime priority.”
Instead of counting 10 percent households in the village to complete electrification process, now the Government is focusing on providing power connections to each and every household of village, he added.
The Minister interacted with the regional media representatives from 12 State Capitals through video conferencing and informed them about latest achievements under the DDUGJY scheme in the respective States. Goyal also launched the new dashboard for GARV application and booklet on rural electrification on the occasion.