Remote Village Electrification (RVE) for a total of 6033 villages as well as hamlets was sanctioned during 11th Plan by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Additionally, work on 5211 villages as well as hamlets, was in its completion stage in various states such as Odisha and Tamil Nadu.
Two proposals of 61 hamlets as well as 161 hamlets of UP along with one proposal of 14 villages of Rajasthan and one proposal of 24 villages and 274 hamlets of Jammu & Kashmir, were in all received and were under initial stage of appraisal. It is important to note that the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme as well as projects are usually sanctioned on the case-to-case basis after these proposals are submitted by the state notified implementing agencies according to the guidelines of this scheme.
The respective state notified implementing agencies carry out the monitoring of implementation of RVE projects. For the purpose of final closure of the project, it is important that the third party, i.e., agency appointed by the concerned state notified implementing agency monitors the project. Also, it is important that the implementing agencies make sure that the system functions properly after installation.
At present, the RVE programme was sanctioned to be continued up to 31 March 2013. However, a new scheme called Rural Area Energy Access Programme I would be developed after modification of the existing RVE scheme.