UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2019 General Studies Paper-I Study Notes
It was launched in 2015 by Ministry of Power with an objective to augment power supply to the rural areas and to strengthen sub-transmission and distribution systems
- It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and strengthening of sub- transmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural areas
- This will help in providing round the clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers
- 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.