According to reports, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha that village mini-grids are important component of universal access to electricity in the country particularly for those villages where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective.
The minister further said that under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), a scheme launched by Government of India for providing access to electricity to all households, a provision of Rs 540 Crore has been earmarked as subsidy requirement for electrification of villages where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective by Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) during 11th Plan period.
“DDG may be from conventional or renewable sources such as Biomass, Biofuels, Biogas, Mini hydro, geo thermal, Solar etc.,” he said.
“The funding is on the pattern of 90% subsidy from Government of India and 10% loan from Rural…
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