Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

Date: January 03, 2015

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana


One of the major commitments of the government is to provide uninterrupted quality electricity to all parts of the country especially rural India so to fulfill this promise government announced Deen Dayal  Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojna.


About The Scheme-

The DDUGJY is  recently approved by the Union Government draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat. This scheme will enable to initiate much awaited reforms in the rural areas.



  • feeder separation;
  • strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network;
  • Metering at all levels (input points, feeders and distribution transformers);
  • Micro grid and off grid distribution network & Rural electrification- already sanctioned projects under RGGVY to be completed.

Projects under this Scheme will be completed within a period of 24 months from the date of issue of Letter of Awards by the utility.


Budgetary Support:


The full scheme entails an investment of Rs 43,033 crore which includes the requirement of budgetary support of Rs. 33,453 crore from GOI over the entire implementation period. Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) is the Nodal Agency for operationalization of this Scheme. It will furnish monthly progress reports on the implementation of the scheme indicating both financial and physical progress to Ministry of Power and Central Electricity Authority.


Monitoring Committee:


The Monitoring Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Power) will approve the projects and also monitor implementation of the scheme. Suitable Tripartite Agreement will be executed between REC as the Nodal Agency on behalf of Ministry of Power, the State Government and the Discom to ensure implementation of the scheme in accordance with the guidelines prescribed under the scheme. Bipartite agreement will be executed in case of State Power departments.


Suggested question for mains-


Q- Rural India faces severe electricity crisis since last 65 years. Critically evaluate Government’s  strategy and plans till date to resolve this problem?(200 words)


Topic from syllabus-  plans and policies; agriculture (G.S. paper II and III)