RURAL ELECTRIFICATION: ‘Centre has sanctioned Rs 2842 crore for J&K’

Singh informed the Lok Sabha that under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) scheme, 22 projects have been sanctioned at the cost of Rs 681.84 crore for Jammu and Kashmir.

BIVEK MATHUR
Jammu, Publish Date: Dec 17 2018 1:39AM | Updated Date: Dec 17 2018 1:39AM
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Under different schemes, the central government has sanctioned Rs 2842 crore for the electrification of rural areas in Jammu and Kashmir, union minister of state (independent charge) for power and new and renewable energy, RK Singh told Lok Sabha the other day.

In reply to an unstarred question by Member Parliament from Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha segment, the union minister said: “An amount of Rs 1151.98 crore has been sanctioned for electrification of rural villages under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for Jammu and Kashmir”.

Singh informed the Lok Sabha that under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) scheme, 22 projects have been sanctioned at the cost of Rs 681.84 crore for Jammu and Kashmir.

“Further, an additional amount of Rs 875 crore has also been sanctioned for Jammu and Kashmir under DDUGJY for creation of additional infrastructure to cater to the requirement of household electrification up to December 31, 2018,” the minister said.

The union minister said that under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya scheme, an amount of Rs 133.33 crore has been sanctioned for Jammu and Kashmir.

Government of India launched the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in December, 2014 for various rural electrification works including separation of agriculture and non-agriculture feeders, strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure, metering at distribution transformers, feeders, consumers and electrification of villages across the country.

With an outlay of Rs 16,320 crore, the Saubhagya scheme was launched with the objective to achieve universal household electrification by providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all households in rural and all poor households in urban areas by March, 2019.

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