Centre to grant Rs 800 cr to Karnataka under DDUGJY

The Centre will provide Rs 800 crore to Karnataka under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) for setting up of separate feeder line to ensure 24 hours three-phase quality power supply to farmers.

“Union government will grant Rs 800 crore under the DDUGJY to Karnataka for the setting up of separate feeder line to provide 24 hours three-phase quality power supply to the farmers. Under the scheme, feeders have specially designed transformers to supply power to farmers,” said Power Minister Piyush Goyal, addressing the media after the review meeting of power projects in Karnataka.

The minister further said in a statement issued here that the Centre is planning to give Rs 1,700 crore additional fund under DDUGJY to the state for the electrification of 8 lakh households of rural Karnataka which have not still been electrified.

“24X7 power supply is the mission of the government and the state and the Centre should work together to achieve the target by 2019,” he added.

Karnataka has bigger plans for the new and renewable energy sector as the state is embarking on setting up of Asia’s largest Solar Park of 2,000 MW, at Tumkur, with the help of Government of India.

This project is a fitting example for the ‘Team India’ working for the welfare of the people in the true spirit of cooperative federalism, the minister said in a statement.

“Operational issues of power transmission lines and transmission corridors have been sorted out in the review meeting. This will enable to have cheaper power, especially cheapest power in South India, wherein the input power cost will come down by 50 percent,” Goyal said.

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