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Villages Covered Under RGGVY

Under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), 921 projects are sanctioned in the country during X, XI & XII Plan of RGGVY, covering electrification of 1.24 lakh un-electrified villages, intensive electrification of 6.04 lakh villages and release of free electricity connections to 4.08 crore BPL households. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. The Minister further stated that the Government of India has approved continuation of RGGVY for XII Five Year Plan in September 2013 with the aim to cover all the remaining un-electrified census villages and the habitations having population above 100. A capital subsidy of Rs.21650.76 crore was disbursed by Rural Electrification Corporation during XI Five Year Plan. The un-electrified census / revenue villages including forest villages, as proposed by the respective State Governments, have been covered for electrification under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana. The Minister further stated that cumulatively, as on 30.06.2014, the electrification works in 1.08 lakh un-electrified villages and intensive electrification of 3.08 lakh electrified villages have been completed and free electricity connections to 2.18 crore BPL households have been released in the country under X and XI Plan.