Modi government’s flagship scheme Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna remains largely on paper

Only 5,500 villages in the country out of 1.2 lakh were covered under “intensive electrification” programme in the Modi government’s ambitious rural electrification scheme-Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) in past one and half years.

As on June 30, only 3% of the sanctioned project cost (Rs1,100 crore out of Rs41,000 crore outlay) has been released to states under the flagship scheme, reveal the latest statistics of the Power Ministry. The scheme was launched in December 2014 and named after the RSS ideologue who founded Bhartiya Jana Sangh, a precursor of Bharatiya Janta Party.

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