Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY)

Implementation status: The RGGVY scheme is a flagship programme of Govt. of India for providing electricity facilities to the rural people & people under Below Poverty Line. The scheme is implemented by a Central Government organization i.e. by Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) in whose favour the total fund required for the scheme is released and 90% of the same is provided to Central Public Sector Undertakings viz namely, NTPC, NHPC and PGCIL for execution of the scheme.

Objective: This scheme is being implemented with the assistance of Govt. of India since April, 2005 for the attainment of National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP). The primary objective of the scheme RGGVY is to provide electricity to un-electrified villages/yards having population of 100 and above along with the BPL households; thus to provide assistance in development of rural India.

Fund flow arrangement: RGGVY envisages 90% capital subsidy and 10% loans to State Government. The loan component is notionally passed on to the Distribution Companies( DISTCOMs) through contra-credit to the State Govt Account. The total project cost under the Scheme is estimated at 3785.68 crore and the schedule time fixed for the project is five years. 3313.17 crore has been released by the Govt. of India under the scheme, out of which 10% of the released amount i.e. 329.88 crore is received as 10% loan component to the State. The State Government by March, 2013 has brought to its book 329.88 crore towards 10% loan to its account. In anticipating the release of balance fund by the Govt. of India, an amount of 10.00 crore is made provision towards 10% loan component in the Plan Budget of the F.Y. 2014-15.

Project Monitoring Mechanism: A comprehensive physical and financial periodical monitoring of the project is carried out by the REC, the nodal agency appointed for the scheme. The Department of Energy, Government of Odisha also simultaneously monitors the progress of the scheme in the State by organizing review meeting at the government level. The progress of the work is also inspected at the site by the senior officers of the Energy Department. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha reviews the progress of the scheme implemented in the State.

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