Rajendra Rathore, who is a senior cabinet minister in Rajasthan from Churu constituency recently said a considerable thing for Rajasthan electricity. He promptly mentioned that, by the year 2018, all the Rajasthan villages along with tribes and helmets will be content with electricity.
BJP PLA Phool Singh Meena had asked for the work status under him which was going under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. The scheme is extensively working under Udaipur rural section and Mr. Meena wanted the result of all work done. To this, Rajendra Rathore replied saying that, all the villages will be electrified. He answered this on behalf of minister Pushpendra Singh, the state power minister. He also made sure to point that all the remaining work under the scheme will be finished by March 2018.
Along with saying this, he also gave his consent on the fact that 3, 781 villages/hamlets are still deprived of the scheme benefits. During this, he said, “Under this scheme, electrification of villages and hamlets in the 33 districts of the state were sanctioned in August 2015. Of the 34 projects that were sanctioned for 33 districts, letter of intent or work orders have been issued for 20”.
He pointed that, the left out villages have population of less than 100 and that’s why the scheme has not been applied there yet. He said, “The population in these hamlets in less than 100 and hence, the scheme has not been extended to these. However, the state government will soon prepare a special proposal for the electrification of these hamlets and send it to the centre. By March 2018, all villages and hamlets in the state will be electrified. The state government is dedicated to the cause”.
By the month of March, 2018, the state government is aiming to provide Rs. 25 lakh to BPL families. With this, they aim to provide free of cost power connections to them. They will also cover APL (Above Poverty Line) families, providing them 33,000 connections.