Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)- Important (Download PDF)


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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is a Government scheme to provide continuous power supply to rural India named in honor of Indian political philosopher Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

Image shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

Image Shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

Image shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

  • Government plans to invest ₹756 billion (US $12 billion) for rural electrification under this scheme.
  • Will replace the existing Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY).
  • Focuses on feeder separation into rural households & agricultural and strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural areas.
  • Metering to reduce the losses
  • Aim to provide clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers.
  • Village-wise works mapped to scrutinise the progress of work carried out under the project
  • Deadline for the Centre’s rural electrification programme May 2017
  • 5150 villages in India are yet to be electrified.


  • Ministry of Power has launched a new app- GARV-II to provide real-time data of all six lakh villages of the country.
  • Ensure transparency in the implementation of rural electrification programme.
  • Enable citizens to participate and give feedback related to the electrification.


  • Rural agricultural and non-Agriculture consumers generally serviced through the local distribution network. However insufficient electricity supply and load shedding affects the power supply to both agriculture and non-agriculture consumers.
  • Demand rural power increasing day by day due to changing consumer base and improving living standards
  • Low investment in distribution network due to bad financial health of distribution companies. - the scheme increases reliability and quality of supply distribution network to improve the commercial viability of power distribution,
  • The scheme sees the need for metering of all categories of the consumers for financial feasiblity


  • All villages and households shall be electrified
  • Increase in agriculture yield
  • Growth of business of small and household enterprises
  • Improvement in Health, Education, Banking (ATM) services
  • Improvement in accessibility to radio, telephone, television, internet and mobile etc.
  • Betterment in social security due to availability of electricity
  • Accessibility of electricity to schools, panchayats, hospitals and police stations etc.
  • Rural areas shall get increased opportunities for comprehensive development

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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