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The DDUGJY is amongst the Ministry of Power’s flagship programmes and would facilitate the power supply 24x7.
Union Government has approved the DDUGJY scheme that draws the inspiration from same pioneering scheme that the Gujarat Government has implemented. This scheme would enable initiating much awaited types of reforms present in rural area. It also focuses on the separation of feeder (agriculture and rural households) and the strengthening of distribution and sub-transmission of infrastructure that included metering in rural areas at all the levels. It will help to provide complete power all the time to the rural households and provide adequate power supply to the agricultural consumers.
Rural electrification’s earlier scheme viz. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has subsumed as a component of rural electrification in its new scheme.
This scheme’ major components are distribution network, strengthening of the sub-transmission and feeder separation. Metering at the levels (distribution transformers, feeders and input points), off grid and grid network of distribution and the rural electrification are projects already sanctioned under RGGVY that are to be finished.
An outlay of 76000 crore rupees is there for the scheme for the project’s implementation under which a grant of 63000 crore rupees would be provided by the Indian Government. Rs. 12680 crore total worth projects are approved already out of which the projects worth Rs. 5827 crore are approved for Bihar.
An agriculture intensive state, under the scheme like Bihar would benefit from the feeder separation works. There would many kilometres of the new lines that would be laid along with several new substations that are planned already.
This scheme’ implementation will ensure improvement in electrification of the households and agriculture productivity.
The non-agriculture and rural agriculture consumers (non-domestic and domestic load) of India are serviced generally through local distribution network. Country’s several rural areas face the electricity supply insufficiently, consequently the utilities of the distribution are forced to load shedding and thereby affecting the supply of power to both the non-agriculture and agriculture consumers.
In rural areas, the power demand is increasing at an increasing rate because of improving standards of living, changing consumer choice for which the augmentation needs to be undertaken regularly of rural infrastructure.
The distribution network’s investment is low because of bad financial conditional of distribution companies. Hence, the augmentation of the quality and reliability of distribution network supply is required to be strengthened.
In order to improve power distribution’s commercial viability, there is also need for metering all the categories present of the consumers.
- Metering in order to reduce all the losses.
- Improvement of the distribution and sub-transmission network to improve the reliability and quality of supply.
- Feeder separation in order to ensure sufficient supply of power to the farmers and supply regularly to other consumers as well.
- To provide supply of electrification to all the villages.
There is an outlay of 76000 crore rupees with the scheme for the implementation of all projects under which the Indian Government would provide Rs. 63000 crore grant.
Rs. 14680 crores in total amount’s projects have been already approved and out of these the projects worth Rs. 5827 crores are approved for the state Bihar.
Benefits from the scheme
- The opportunities shall be increased for rural areas for the comprehensive development.
- Accessibility to police stations, hospitals, panchayats and schools etc. of electricity.
- Betterment in the social security because of availability made in electricity.
- Improvement in banking (ATM), education and health services.
- Improvement in mobile, internet, television and radio accessibility.
- Business of household and small enterprises will grow resulting in new avenues for the purpose of employment.
- Increase in the agriculture yield.
- All households and villages should be electrified.