Government has approved Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana with total investment of Rs. 43,033 Crore. Beside augmentation of distribution infrastructure and metering at all levels in rural areas, it also focuses on separating agricultural feeders from non-agricultural feeders in order to improve power supply in the villages. This was informed by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India in a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
The minister further said that this scheme envisages to empower State Power Utility for round-the-clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers.
The Union Cabinet had approved the launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana last month with components to separate agriculture and non agriculture feeders.