The Ministry of Power, Government of India (MoP), has launched the ‘Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)’ with the following broad objectives:

i) Creation of new infrastructure for providing access to power for all households.
ii) Physical separation of HT feeders for 24x7 Power for agricultural and non-agricultural consumers
iii) Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution systems and metering at all levels for reduction of AT&C losses

The scheme sanctioned by the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India for the State of West Bengal with the following major components.

i) Electrification of 14 nos Un-electrified (UE) villages in South 24 Parganas Districts under Sundarban Area including electricity connection to 6790 no BPL households.
ii) Separation of 621 no HT feeders (New HT OH line: 17579 KM, New DTR: 14287 No) for segregation of agricultural load from existing feeders
iii) Creation of Rural Electricity infrastructure (New HT OH Line: 5170 Km, New DTR: 10560 No, New LT OH line: 5660 Km, New LT OH line with AB Cable: 2320 Km, Conversion of existing LT OH line by AB Cable: 19737 KM, Capacity Augmentation of Existing DTR: 2160 No, BPL households connections: 24515 No) for connecting un connected rural households.
iv) Installation of 80 no new 33/11 KV Substations , capacity augmentation of 106 no existing 33/11 KV Substation, renovation/augmentation of 2447 Km of existing HT lines for strengthening of rural electricity backbone infrastructure.
v) Creation of rural electricity infrastructure (HT: line 10 KM) under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana(SAGY)
vi) VI. Installation of energy meters in 1.23 lakhs un-metered Distribution Transformers, 512 no Feeders and replacement of approx 13.66 lakhs defective/electromagnetic consumer meters for seamless accounting and auditing of energy at all levels in the distribution system. Relocation /shifting of approx 3.97 lakhs existing consumer meters outside the premises of consumers including associated service cables.
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