The Indian Prime Minister has launched the 'Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana' for power sector reforms in rural areas to ensure continuous electricity supply to farmers and rural households, media reported.
As per reports, the new power scheme focuses on feeder separation (rural households and agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure, including metering at all levels in rural areas.The scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Government and will provide 24x7 supply of electricity.
The major components of the new scheme are feeder separation which includes strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network; Metering at all levels (input points, feeders and distribution transformers); Micro grid and off grid distribution network and Rural electrification.
The scheme has an outlay of Rs 76,000 crore for implementation of the projects under which the Government will provide grant of Rs 63,000 crore.
The Government has already approved a total of Rs 14,680 crore worth projects out of which projects amounting to Rs 5,827 crore have been approved for Bihar.