The Govt. of AP which had already achieved 100% village electrification, has now drawn up an action plan to achieve 100% electrification even in habitations and remote/agency areas to improve the living standards of the all Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries. As part of this action plan, the high level committee headed by the Dr P.K. Mohanty, Chief Secretary, Govt of A.P. has submitted the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) to Ministry of Power, Govt. of India for taking up the above programme in 17 districts under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) for 12th plan.
The recent meeting of State Level Coordination Committee on RGGVY, chaired by Dr. P.K. Mohanty, Chief Secretary, attended by Sri M. Sahoo, Spl. Chief Secretary, Energy, Sri S.P. Tucker, Spl. Chief Secretary, Planning & Finance, Sri V.K. Agarwal, Prl. Secretary, Revenue, Sri Suresh Chanda, CMD/APTRANSCO, Sri Munindra, Spl. Secretary, Energy, CMDs of DISCOMs, Sri S.A.M. Rizvi, Sri K.Misra, Sri Seshagiri Babu, Sri H.Y. Dora, has recommended the proposals of around Rs. 666 Crores for electrification of habitations and infrastructure development under RGGVY for 12th plan covering 14,670 villages and around 10.25 lakhs electrification of BPL households in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Warangal, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda, Medak, Mahbubnagar, Kurnool, Anantapur, Kadapa, Chittoor, Nellore, Prakasham, Krishna & Guntur. The details of DPRs are as follows:
|S.No.||DISCOM||Villages covered||Distribution Transformers (in Nos.)||BPL householdsproposed for electrification (in Nos.)||Scheme cost Rs. in Crores|
|4||APEPDCL||The Detailed Project Reports are under process|
Under RGGVY scheme free electricity connections are being provided to BPL households under RGGVY and Govt. is spending Rs. 3000 on each BPL connection. The Committee, which had been constituted by Govt. of A.P. under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Govt. of A.P for effective implementation of RGGVY in the State, will monitor the progress, quality control and resolve issues such as allocation of land for substations, right of way, forest clearance, railway clearance, safety clearance, etc for expediting the project. The Govt. of India has approved the scheme for continuation of RGGVY in 12th & 13th plans with a total outlay of Rs. 35,447 Crs with an aim to provide access to electricity to all the rural/remote areas in the Country.
AP stool No.1 in the country in RGGVY and so far 13,002 un-electrified habitations, have been electrified covering 35,65,160 rural households including 26,65,142 BPL Rural Households. Impressed with the performance of power utilities on Rural Electrification, Govt. of India, has released Rs.795 Crores so far towards the RGGVY programme during 10th & 11th plan.