News Brief | September 2013
Centre Provides Fiscal Aid to Electrify Rural Villages
The union government has decided to provide financial support for lighting remote unelectrified census villages and unelectrified hamlets under the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme. Under the programme, 12,771 villages have been sanctioned and 10,154 villages are reported to be completed as on June 30 2013. The scheme is applicable to census villages where grid extension was not found feasible by the state governments and such villages were not covered under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana.