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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna – Quiz & Facts About Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will... Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna – Quiz & Facts

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna – Quiz & Facts

About Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna

  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be launchingDeen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) on 25th July 2015 in Patna.
  • The DDUGJY is one of the flagship programmes of the Ministry of Power and will provide round the clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers.
  • TheDDUGJY Scheme approved by the Union Government draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat named JyotiGram
  • The earlier scheme for rural electrification viz. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed in the new scheme as its rural electrification component.

 

Prevailing Power Sector Scenario in Rural Areas:

  • The rural agricultural and non-Agriculture consumers (domestic and non-domestic load) of the country are generally serviced through the local distribution network. Many rural areas of the country face insufficient electricity supply, consequently the distribution utilities are forced to resort to load shedding, thus affecting the power supply to both Agriculture and non-Agriculture consumers.
  • The demand of power in rural areas is increasing day by day due to changing consumer base, improving living standards for which augmentation of rural infrastructure needs to be regularly undertaken
  • The investment in the distribution network is low due to bad financial health of the distribution companies. Therefore in order to augment the reliability and quality of supply distribution network needs to be strengthened.
  • To improve the commercial viability of power distribution, there is need for metering of all categories of the consumers

 

Objectives of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

Keeping in view the above problems, Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana for rural areas having following objectives:

  • To provide electrification to all villages
  • Feeder separation to ensure sufficient power to farmers and regular supply to other consumers
  • Improvement of Sub-transmission and distribution network to improve the quality and reliability of the supply
  • Metering to reduce the losses

Financial Allocation for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna:

 Scheme has an outlay of Rs 76000 Cr for implementation of the projects under which Government of India shall provide Grant of Rs 63000 Cr. A total of Rs 14680 Cr worth projects have already been approved out of which projects amounting to Rs 5827 Crs have been approved for Bihar state.

 

Benefits from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna

  • All villages and households shall be electrified
  • Increase in agriculture yield
  • Business of Small and household enterprises shall grow resulting into new avenues for employment
  • Improvement in Health, Education, Banking (ATM) services
  • Improvement in accessibility to radio, telephone, television, internet and mobile etc
  • Betterment in social security due to availability of electricity
  • Accessibility of electricity to schools, Panchayats, hospitals and police stations etc
  • Rural areas shall get increased opportunities for comprehensive development

Source: Press Information Bureau website

 

 

Quiz on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna

 

(Q.1) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna pertains to which sector?

  1. Irrigation
  2. Rural Electrification
  3. Rural Employment Generation
  4. Financial Inclusion of weaker sections

 

 

(Q.2) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna was launched by PM Narendra Modi on _________ from _____________

  1. 25th July 2015, Patna
  2. 26th July 2015, Nagpur
  3. 27th July 2015, Kochi
  4. 28th July 2015, Varanasi

 

(Q.3) DDUGJY draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by which State Government?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Punjab
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Gujarat

 

 

(Q.4) What is the total financial outlay for DDUGJY?

  1. 76000 crore
  2. 86000 crore
  3. 91000 crore
  4. 96000 crore

 

 

(Q.5) Which earlier rural electrification scheme has been subsumed in DDUGJY as its component?

  1. Indira Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna
  2. Nehru Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna
  4. Mahatma Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna

 

 

(Q.6) What benefits will accrue from DDUGJY?

  1. Increase in Agricultural yield
  2. Betterment in Social security
  3. Rural areas shall get increased opportunities for comprehensive development
  4. All of the Above

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