Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana {दीन दयाल उपाध्याय ग्राम ज्योति योजना} - Features, Components and Benefits

Updated on May 03, 2020

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) is a government scheme launched in 2015 by the honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. This scheme aims to provide power supply 24*7 to rural areas of India. This scheme is the replacement of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana. This scheme focuses on feeder separation, strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure in rural areas. 

As India’s rural areas are under-developed, the government aims at electrification of all villages in India through this scheme. This scheme not only aims at electrification, but it will also provide infrastructural developments, improve facilities and create job opportunities. To know more about Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, read the article till the end. 

Authority

Nature of Fund

 

Quantum of support
 

Special Category States 

Other States 

Discom Contribution

Owners Fund

5

10

Lender (Financial Institutes/Banks)

Loan

10

30

Govt of India 

Grant

85

60

Additional Grant from GOI on achievement of prescribed milestones

Grant

50% of total loan(10%) i.e., 5%

50% of total  loan(30%) i.e., 15%

Maximum Grant by GOI
(including the Additional Grant from GOI on achievement of prescribed milestones)

Grant

90%

75%

Features

The objectives for launching Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana are as follows:

  • To provide electricity in all villages around India.
  • To improve the distribution network and sub-transmission for enhancing the reliability and quality of the power supply in rural areas.
  • To reduce losses, it focuses on metering.
  • This scheme will be implemented by Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). It will be the nodal agency.
  • Under this scheme, DISCOMs are eligible for financial assistance.

Components 

The components of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana are as follows:

  • Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution of infrastructure in rural areas, including metering at distribution transformers, feeders and rural households.
  • Separation of agricultural and non-agricultural feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural & non-agricultural consumers in the rural areas.
  • Rural electrification, as per CCEA for completion of the targets laid down under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) for 12th and 13th Plans by subsuming RGGVY in Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) and carrying forward the approved outlay from RGGVY to DDUGJY.  

Finance Mechanism

Name 

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

Authority 

Ministry of Power, Government of India

Key people

Narendra Modi and Piyush Goel

Launched 

2015

Total budget

₹756 billion

Type 

Welfare scheme

Application mode   

Offline 

Official website

www.ddugjy.gov.in 

Benefits 

The benefits of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana are mentioned below:

  • Electrification of all households in rural areas.
  • Growth and development of small and cottage industries which will lead to more employment opportunities in rural areas.
  • Improvement in accessibility such as television, telephone, radio, mobile, internet etc. 
  • Availability of power supply 24/7 in hospitals, schools, police stations etc.
  • Improvement in agricultural yielding.
  • Betterment of education, health and banking services.
  • Improvement in social security because of electrification.
  • Infrastructural development and various opportunities and facilities will be made available in rural areas. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana?

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti scheme is a government welfare scheme aims at providing 24*7 power supply to rural areas all over India.

Q. When was the this scheme launched?

The scheme was launched in 2015.

Q. Who launched it?

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched this scheme.

Q. Can I apply online for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana?

No, the application process is carried on through offline mode.

Q. Who is the regulating authority of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti scheme?

The Ministry of Power is the regulating authority of this scheme.

Q. What is the official website of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana?

The official website is www.ddugjy.gov.in.

Q. How will the rural areas be benefited under this scheme?

The scheme aims at 24*7 power supplies, infrastructural development, improving facilities and providing employment opportunities.

Q. How much money was invested by the government of India in Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana?

The Indian government spent a total of ₹756 billion in this scheme.

Q. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana applies to which states?

This scheme applies to all the rural areas around India.

Q. Will this scheme be beneficial for agricultural purposes?

Yes.

Q. Is there any reservation under this scheme for the special category?

Yes, there is a reservation for special category states (Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim and all the north-eastern states).


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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