The Government of India has launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) to address the challenges of rural electrification. Apart from implementation of village electrification, the scheme includes feeder separation, augmentation and strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution system. It also envisages close monitoring at Central level through inter-Ministerial Monitoring Committee, at State Level Standing Committee (SLSC), headed by Chief Secretary and at the District level, through DISHA.
Under DDUGJY, most of the targets for electrification of villages have been achieved except in some of the States due to delay in forest & railway clearances, land acquisition for 33/11 KV sub-stations, Right of Way (RoW) issues, providing BPL lists, law & order issues including naxal problem and difficult terrain in some of the States.
DDUGJY Update - April, 2018
Government of India, under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), has targeted to electrify all the remaining un-electrified census villages across the country. As reported by States, there were 18,452 un-electrified census villages in the country, as on 01.04.2015. Only 323 census villages remained un-electrified as on 01.04.2018. It is targeted to electrify remaining un-electrified census villages by 1st May, 2018.
DDUGJY Update - June, 2017
As on 30 June, 2017, there are 3,618 un-electrified census villages. As per Census 2011, there were 7.50 crore un-electrified rural households. Under RE component of DDUGJY, 2.63 crore BPL Households have been electrified till 30 June, 2017.