Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Electrification of Backward and Remote Areas of the Country, 20/03/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Electrification of Backward and Remote Areas of the Country, 20/03/2017. During the financial year 2014-15, Government of India approved Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) with a total investment of Rs. 43033 crore. Under Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) component of DDUGJY, access to electricity is provided to un-electrified villages/habitations including backward and remote areas, where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective by using renewable sources such as biomass, biofuels, biogas, Mini hydro, solar etc. The State-wise subsidy released under DDG, is placed at Annexure-I. The State-wise details of projects received and sanctioned by the Government of India under DDG, are placed at Annexure-II.

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