Web portal on Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana launched

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New Delhi, May 28 (UNI) Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today launched the web portal on Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), a component of Bharat Nirman programme.

The scheme aims at creation of rural electricity infrastructure and household electrification with 90 per cent grant from the centre and 10 per cent loan from Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and also at electrifying all villages and habitations, providing access to electricity to all rural households, and providing electricity Connection to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families free of cost.

The website www.rggvy.gov.in conceptualised by the ministry and REC, has been designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The website (both in English and Hindi) aims at bringing information related to the RGGVY into public domain to promote transparency and invite active public feedback and participation for efficient implementation of the scheme.

Minister of State for Power and Commerce Jairam Ramesh, Power Secretary Anil Razdan and REC CMD Uma Shankar were also present on the occasion.

The website provides information about the RGGVY since its inception in the 10th Plan including franchisee system and implementing agencies.

A web based management Information System (MIS) has been designed to help track village level data on the progress details of the scheme from the field-level offices of the implementing/execution agencies at remote locations and review at various levels. The system has been integrated with the website and is accessible only through authenticated Login-Ids.

So far data on around 82,000 un-electrified villages targeted for electrification along with a list of 37,000 un-electrified villages that have been electrified under the programme have already been entered in the web portal.

Based on this data, reports on the following are made available to the public through this website for active involvement of stake holders in the effective implementation of RGGVY Besides, a list of villages targeted for electrification or intensive electrification under RGGVY, a list of the un-electrified/de-electrified villages (district/block-wise) where the electrification works are completed.

Another important facility will be available in the form of Public-Forum wherein the public can post their feedback (observations comments/suggestions) about the scheme and its implementation. Implementing agencies can respond to these comments/suggestions.

A total of 551 projects have been approved so far for implementation in the 10th plan and 11th plan with an estimated outlay of Rs 25,275 crore to electrify about 1.15 lakh un-electrified villages, intensive electrification in 3.46 lakh already electrified villages and electrification of 24.3 million BPL households free of cost.

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