Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)


Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

The newly launched electrification scheme named the DDUGJY scheme to empower the power projects and ensure more supply of power across the nation has been started by the NDA Govt. The PM of India has selected Patna, Bihar as the place to launch this dream project. The DDUGJY scheme has completed almost one year of operation in the country. A similar scheme was already functional in the state of Gujarat, before this scheme. Its main focus will on the rural areas, where the village people did not had proper power supply in their homes. Earlier there was an existing scheme named the RGGVY scheme which was launched by UPA Govt., which was merged with this new scheme.

Agricultural Feeder separation under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti yojana (DDUGJY)

There are few components associated with the DDUGJY scheme launched successfully throughout the country, which aims to total electrification of the nation, mainly in the rural areas. Feeder separation in agricultural is one of the major components of this scheme. With this component, the Govt. will be able to separate all the technical infrastructures associated with the agricultural consumers. This will make the non – agricultural components independent and will have better electrification facilities. Efficient rural electrification under the DDUGJY can only be obtained via proper measures of feeder segregation because cutting off of agricultural power supply will not result to cutting of power supplies to homes, schools, etc. Thus, the household will get ample amount of power supply, even if agricultural power supply gets interrupted.

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

DDUGJY satisfying increasing power supply demand

The demand of power supply, mainly in rural areas was increasing day by day throughout the nation. As a result of which, frequent load shedding and power shortage was inevitable. The new DDUGJY scheme in India was a launched which was treated as the permanent solution to the power owes in the nation. Day by day, the population of the country is multiplying, resulting in exponential increase in power demand. The Govt. if worked with the traditional techniques or power management and distribution would never be able to cope up with the situation. Hence, the DDUGJY scheme is a revitalizing technique to bring reforms and modernization in power production, transmission and distribution not only in the cities, but also in rural areas.

Modernization of sub – transmission techniques under the DDUGJY scheme

Sub-transmission is a very vital technique which is implemented in power transmission system. The sub-transmission is a low voltage power transmitting technique which is used because the main transmission systems carry higher voltages and it is not efficient to transmit it. Hence, the sun-transmitting is used to convey the power supply onto the semi rural and rural areas. The DDUGJY scheme aims to regroup and strengthen the sun-transmission system in the country so that, less loops in the power transmission system can be obtained, resulting in efficient electrification of the areas.

Improving the distribution network under the DDUGJY scheme

Earlier before the launch and implementation of DDUGJY scheme, it was seen that the distribution companies / agencies which were assigned to do run the distribution part were underperforming due to several issues, one of them was lack of proper funds. Hence, the Govt. wanted to improve the power distribution network across the country under the DDUGJY scheme. A major chunk of the corpus allocation of DDUGJY scheme will go for financially strengthening the distribution network to achieve high electrification of both rural and urban areas.

Metering consumers under DDUGJY scheme

Under the DDUGJY scheme, one very important step was taken by metering all the consumers throughout the nation. This will not only bring transparency in the system, but also will save Govt. for further incurring huge losses due to illegal power and electricity consumption. The commercial viability of electrification of entire nation will be done through this metering process. All categories of consumers, be it a single household or an industry must have metered power supply under the DDUGJY scheme.

Few important data related to the scheme:

Sl. No. Scheme fields Related information
1 Name of scheme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti yojana (DDUGJY)
2 Working area Power supply
3 Date of launch 25th July, 2015
4 Administrating ministry Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy.
5 Scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi
6 Minister of Power and Energy (IC) Shree Piyush Goyal
7 Total scheme fund outlay Rs. 76 thousand crore.
8 Grant provided by Govt. of India Rs. 63 thousand crore.
9 Earlier existing scheme Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY)

Benefits of DDUGJY scheme

There are several benefits to the DDUGJY scheme, which are as follows:

  • After the full implementation of DDUGJY, the rural households will have uninterrupted power supply. The rural consumers, specially the domestic households suffered frequent load shedding, which can be stopped.
  • This will improve the services related to education, industrialization, health, transportation, banking, etc.
  • Apart from this, the feeder separation will also be achieved through the scheme.
  • Metering of consumers will help proper fund utilization and bring transparency.

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