(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Rural Electricity
Rs.18800 crore including extra budgetary resources has been proposed under
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) to provide (i) intensive
electrification of villages -1lakh nos. (ii) Feeder segregation including new 11
KV Lines 1 lakh Circuit Km (iii) Commissioning of Substations (New &
Augmentation) 600. The distribution of free LPG connections to 8 crore poor
women under Ujjwala Scheme and Saubhagya Yojana covering 4 crore poor households
with the electricity connection etc. are supposed to change rural landscape.
Connection of Electricity facilities will encourage small enterprises and
improve agricultural productivity due to continuous water supply and further
provide rural people with improved communication facilities.