Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Power
06-August-2015 15:51 IST
Feeder Segregation Scheme

Government of India has approved Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) with total cost of Rs. 43033 crore in December, 2014 for separation of agriculture and non-agriculture feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural & non-agricultural consumers in the rural areas, strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure in rural areas, including metering at distribution transformers/feeders/consumers. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

The Minister further stated that Government of India grants financial assistance to States under DDUGJY only on the basis of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) submitted by the respective States. However, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) sanctioned feeder separation scheme namely Gaothan Feeder Separation in the State of Maharashtra with total loan component of Rs.2123.44 crore during the period 2006-13 and as on date utility has availed disbursement of Rs.1918.45 crore against this scheme from REC, the Minister added.

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