PM Narendra Modi launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna

Jul 25, 2015 17:21 IST

Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti YojanaThe Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on 25 July 2015 launched Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) along with various other development projects in Patna.

The Prime Minister also launched the following projects:

  • Inaugurated the Daniawan-Bihar Sharif new railway line
  • Flagged off the Rajgir-Bihar Sharif-Daniawan-Fatuha passenger train and Patna-Mumbai AC Suvidha Express
  • Inaugurated campus of IIT Patna
  • Laid the foundation stone for Incubation Centre for Medical Electronics, Patna
  • Inaugurated the construction of the first phase of the Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline project

These projects will provide development and improve the quality of life of the people in the State.

About DeenDayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

  • The DeenDayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana for rural areas was launched to fulfil the following objectives:
    • To provide electrification to all villages
    • Feeder separation to ensure sufficient power to farmers and regular supply to other consumers
    • Improvement of Sub-transmission and distribution network to improve the quality and reliability of the supply
    • Metering to reduce the losses
  • The Scheme has an outlay of 76000 crore rupees for implementation of the projects under which Union Government shall provide Grant of 63000 crore rupees.
  • The benefits of the scheme will be:
    • All villages and households shall be electrified
    • Increase in agriculture yield
    • Business of Small and household enterprises shall grow resulting into new avenues for employment
    • Improvement in Health, Education, Banking (ATM) services
    • Improvement in accessibility to radio, telephone, television, internet and mobile
    • Betterment in social security due to availability of electricity
    • Accessibility of electricity to schools, panchayats, hospitals and police stations
    • Rural areas shall get increased opportunities for comprehensive development

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Who: Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

Where: Patna

What: Launched

When: 25 July 2015

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