Remote Village Electrification for 6033 villages sanctioned and new scheme of “Rural Area Energy Access Programme I” under development

 

Remote Village Electrification (RVE) for 6033 villages and hamlets have been sanctioned during the 11th Plan and work on 5211 nos. of villages and hamlets has been completed in various States including Tamil Nadu and Odisha.

Two proposals of 61 hamlets and 161 hamlets of Uttar Pradesh, one proposal of 14 villages of Rajasthan, one proposal of 24 villages and 274 hamlets of Jammu & Kashmir and one proposal of 14 villages of Madhya Pradesh have been received and are currently under first round of appraisal. The Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme and projects are sanctioned on case-to-case basis after proposals are submitted by the state notified implementing agencies as per the guidelines of the scheme.

The monitoring of implementation of RVE projects is carried out by  the respective state notified implementing agencies. Third party monitoring by an agency appointed by the concerned state notified implementing agency is mandatory for final closure of the project. It is also the responsibility of the implementing agencies to ensure functionality of the systems after installation.

The RVE programme is  currently sanctioned for continuation  up to 31st March 2013. However, the Ministry is in the process of developing a new scheme “Rural Area Energy Access Programme I” by modifying the existing RVE scheme.

The state-wise details of villages and hamlets sanctioned based on the complete proposals as per the guidelines of the scheme submitted by different states and approved by the Ministry during the Eleventh Five year plan are given in the Table below.

Sl. No.

State

No. of villages and hamlets sanctioned during the 11th Plan

No. of villages and hamlets completed during the 11th Plan

Funds released

(Rs. In Lakh)**

1.

Andhra Pradesh

13

13

31.47

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

0

141

476.09

3.

Assam

1691

1817

11089.97

5.

Chhattisgarh

314

243

1621.34

6.

Delhi*

0

0

24.96

7.

Goa

19

0

9.74

8.

Gujarat

0

36

0

9.

Haryana

92

241

68.55

10.

Himachal Pradesh

0

20

0

11.

Jammu & Kashmir

320

43

5954.69

12.

Jharkhand

251

206

4424.99

13.

Karnataka

59

30

125.98

14.

Kerala

49

49

339.04

15.

Madhya Pradesh

424

351

3150.7

16.

Maharashtra

82

228

2220.207

17.

Manipur

49

106

520.59

18.

Meghalaya

66

124

229.73

20.

Nagaland

8

11

83.477

21.

Orissa

1528

584

5244.19

23.

Rajasthan

103

163

2152.74

24.

Sikkim

0

0

8.04

25.

Tamil Nadu

32

0

66.76

26.

Tripura

479

539

2740.41

27.

Uttarakhand

173

76

640.525

28.

Uttar Pradesh

257

184

1969.19

29.

West Bengal

24

6

2785.24

30.

Other (TERI)*

0

0

38.86

Total      

6033

5211

46017.479

 

This information was given by Dr. FarooqAbdullah, Minister for New & Renewable Energy in Lok Sabha on 1st March 2013.

(Release ID :92853)

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