Sunday, December 13, 2009

  • Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) was launched in April-05 by merging all ongoing schemes.

  • Under the programme 90% grant is provided by Govt. of India and 10% as loan by REC to the State Governments.

  • REC is the nodal agency for the programme.

The RGGVY aims at:

  • Electrifying all villages and habitations as per new definition

  • Providing access to electricity to all rural households

  • Providing electricity Connection to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families free of charge

Infrastructure under RGGVY :

  • Rural Electricity Distribution Backbone (REDB) with 33/11 KV (or 66/11 KV) sub-station of adequate capacity in blocks where these do not exist.

  • Village Electrification Infrastructure (VEI) with provision of distribution transformer of appropriate capacity in villages/habitations.

  • Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) Systems based on conventional & non conventional energy sources where grid supply is not feasible or cost-effective.

Implementation Methodology and conditions under RGGVY :

  • Preparation of District based detailed project reports for execution on turnkey basis.

  • Involvement of central public sector undertakings of power ministry in implementation of some projects.

  • Certification of electrified village by the concerned Gram Panchayat.

  • Deployment of franchisee for the management of rural distribution for better consumer service and reduction in losses.

  • Undertaking by States for supply of electricity with minimum daily supply of 6- 8 hours of electricity in the RGGVY network.

  • Making provision of requisite revenue subsidy by the state.

  • Determination of Bulk Supply Tariff (BST) for franchisee in a manner that ensures commercial viability.

  • Three tier quality monitoring Mechanism for XI Plan Schemes made mandatory.

  • Web based monitoring of progress.

  • Release of funds linked to achievement of pre-determined milestones.

  • Electronic transfer of funds right up to the contractor level.

  • Notification of Rural Electrification Plans by the state governments.

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