Kolkata, Jan 29 (UNI) Union Minister for Power Sushil Kumar Shinde today launched the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) at Goalpokhar in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal.
Launching the scheme, Mr Shinde said the RGGVY had started all over India to provide electricity to each and every village by 2009.
He also said through the RGGVY 2,25,000 villages would be provided with electricity and as a result 7.80 crore families would be benefited.
The Power Minister reiterated that the UPA Government was bound to realise the dream of the "Father of the Nation".
Information&Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasminshi was also present on the occasion.
Mr Dasmunshi said, "Still there are a lot of villages in the country where electricity has not reached. But the way the Union Government has started the electrification project, the situation will change very soon. " He also said, " Goalpokhar is one of the most backward areas of the North Dinajpur district, where still today many people are living without electricity. This scheme is aimed at those people. " UNI SJC KK DB1905