Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana(BGJY)

Objective: In order to ensure "Electricity to all", the State Govt. have launched a scheme in the year 2007-08 namely, "Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana" to electrify villages/habitation having less than 100 population those are not covered under RGGVY. There was a target for electrification of 10,000 vilages/ habitations during the 11th Five year Plan under the scheme, which have already been achieved. The target for the 12th Plan Period has not been fixed yet.

Fund flow arrangement: The Government of Odisha provides budgetary support of 100% for implementation of this people's beneficiary scheme. So far the Government of Odisha have provided 645 crore for this programme. The year-wise allocation of funds is given in the figure below:

For electrification of BPL households under the scheme, a provision of 75.00 crore is proposed in the Plan Budget for the F.Y. 2014-15.

Implementation Status: The amount allotted under the scheme in each year is released in favour of the district Collectors for execution of work. 12789

Project Monitoring Mechanism: The Government of Odisha in Energy Department lays considerable emphasis on sustained monitoring of the projects. Through the schemes are being implemented by the district administration, the Energy Department conducts regular view and project evaluation meeting under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary by convening meeting of district Collectors and the officials of the Executing Agencies. The Hon'ble Chief Minister, Odisha also undertake the review meeting time time for success of the scheme. The senior officers of the Department make field visit to review the progress of work at field level.

       A new dimension of the BGJ scheme under which Development Programme for Electrical System Improvement (DESI) has been recently launched by the Govt. for Rural Electrification work. The DESI initiative is taken up with fund flow under various scheme such as BRGF, GGY, Biju KBK plan,IAP, Biju Kandhamal and Gajapati Yojana, Gopabandhu Grameen Yojana and WODF.

      There is a budget provision of 75.00 crore under the scheme during financial year 2014-15. The details of work/activities to be executed during the year 2014-15 has been enumerated in Chapter=II.

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