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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4906
TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 21, 2012

Implementation of Rvep

4906. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state:

(a)   whether it is a fact that Government is implementing a Central Scheme of Remote Village Electrification Programme (RVEP) for un-electrified villages, not covered with grid connectivity;

(b)   if so, the details thereof;

(c)    the number of villages covered under RVEP in Karnataka, so far, district-wise; and

(d)   the number of villages proposed to be covered in the State during the Twelfth Five Year Plan?

 

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
(DR. FAROOQ ABDULLAH)

(a)   & (b): The Ministry had been implementing Remote Village Electrification Programme (RVE) for providing financial support for lighting / basic electrification through  hamlets of electrified census villages where grid extension was not found feasible by the State Governments and hence were not covered under the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna. The programme was implemented in states by state notified implementing agencies. Central Financial Assistance of upto 90% of the costs of systems, subject to pre specified maximum amount for each technology, was provided for approved projects for Coverage under the programme.

(c): A total of 62 remote villages /hamlets have so far been covered under RVF programme in Karnataka. District-wise details are given in Table-I.

(d): RVE programme is approved up to the end of Eleventh Five Year Plan only. However, as on 31-03-2012, 2716 villages and hamlets were under implementation under the programme, which would be completed during the Twelfth Plan period.

Table-I  

Table-I Referred to in Reply to Part (c) of Rajya Sabha

Unstarred Question NO. 4906 to be answered on May 21, 2012

District-wise remote villages/hamlets covered under RVE Programme in Karnataka

 

S. No.Name of DistrictTotal Villages/hamlets
1.Uttara Kannada

12

2.Belgaum

7

3.Mysore

5

4.Chamarajanagar

11

5.Chickmagalur

14

6.Dakshina Kannada

2

7.Shimoga

4

8.Gulbarga

1

9.Kodagu

6

Total

62