POWERGRID has taken a lead role and is making a valuable contribution to Government of India’s flagship programme Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) aimed at bringing qualitative changes & improvement in rural areas by establishing comprehensive electricity infrastructure in villages and providing free electricity service connections to all households falling under below poverty level (BPL) category.
Under RGGVY, POWERGRID has been assigned rural electrification projects spread over in nine states, namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Orissa, Chattisgarh, Assam and Tripura. These projects involve establishment of rural electricity infrastructure facilities in approximately 72,500 villages and provision of free electricity service connections to about 37 lacs BPL households in 65 districts, with an estimated investment of Rs. 7,230 Crore.
Till April 30, 2013 electricity infrastructure has been established in total 67,421 villages of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam, Tripura, Orissa and Chhattisgarh States along with provision of free electricity service connections to about 35.47 lacs BPL households by POWERGRID
Cumulative achievement by each Financial Year