Rs 199 cr for of 478 rural villages, CM told

On-grid electrification

ITANAGAR | Mar 01| Chief Minister Pema Khandu today sought information on status of tender floated and pending works of rural electrification under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUJY) scheme while reviewing ongoing schemes with Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) here today.
The officials informed that 478 villages have been identified as on-grid villages for which Rs 199 crore has been sanctioned by the GoI to electrify these un-electrified villages. The GoI has sanctioned Rs 151 crore for electrification of off-grid villages.
The agencies has been asked to provide 100% household electricity coverage in electrified villages.
REC official requested for a full-fledged office in Arunachal for efficient implementation and monitoring ongoing works.
Almost 20 engineers are posted in each district now to carry out 100% electrification in rural areas. Every week these officials make on the spot survey and report through new app, GARV-II app to provide real-time data, the officials said.
The CM urged the agencies to make judicious fund utilisation and monitor properly to check work the quality, tie up with local firms for work efficiency and provide economic opportunities to local contractors. (CMMC)

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