Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Power
  1. To augment power supply to the rural areas
  2. To strengthen sub-transmission and distribution systems
  • It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural areas
  • This will help in providing round the clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers
  • The earlier scheme for rural electrification viz. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed in the new scheme as its rural electrification component.
  • Rural Electrification Corporation(REC) is the Nodal Agency for implementation of DDUGJY.
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2015

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