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Government of India
Ministry of Power
27-August-2012 18:33 IST
Power Ministry Tells Planning Commission to Continue Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana in 12th Plan
The Minister of State, Shri K.C. Venugopal, in a written reply informed the Rajya Sabha today that his Ministry has recommended to Planning Commission to continue RGGVY in 12th Plan for covering left out villages and BPL Households.He said as per census 2001, the total number of inhabited Census villages in the country were 5,93,732 including desert, hilly, coastal and tribal area villages. Out of these ,74,162 villages were electrified and the balance 1,19,570 villages were to be electrified. Under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), 576 projects covering electrification of 1,10,886 un/de-electrified villages have been sanctioned in the country including desert, hilly, coastal and tribal areas. Cumulatively, as on 31.07.2012, the electrification works in 1,05,527 un/de-electrified villages have been completed including desert, hilly, coastal and tribal areas.In view of the present situation the scheme should be continued , the Minister informed.

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