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Rural Electrification

Target of Govt. of West Bengal is to create electrical infrastructure in all villages to provide electricity to all households of the State through grid power within December, 2018. West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited being the Project Implementing Agency has been working on war footing to achieve 100% electrification in West Bengal. Out of 37,960 numbers villages in the State, Rural Electrification (RE) Department of WBSEDCL has already electrified all the 37,960 numbers of villages. In addition to service connections provided to rural/urban households by different Customer Care Centers of WBSEDCL, electricity to 34,57,285 numbers rural BPL/APL households has been provided under following different completed RE Schemes:


Sl No. Name of RE Scheme Number of household energised
BPL APL
1 DGHC (For Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Area) 25,637 No Scope
2 RGGVY (X Plan) 92,835 62,821
3 RGGVY (XI Plan) 20,98,556 No Scope
4 WBREP 7,42,355 No Scope
5 Sagar Island 250 30,800
6 RGGVY (XII Plan) 32,013 3,60,931
7 Electrification of Jhaukuthi village No Scope 1,087
8 DDUGJY (Less than hundred) 144 7556
9 Enclave Electrification No Scope 2,300
Total 29,91,790 4,65,495


Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) Scheme

This scheme was introduced for village electrification and providing service connection to rural BPL households exclusively in Darjeeling Hilly Area.


Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yogona ( RGGVY): X Plan & XI Plan

RGGVY Schemes are funded by the Govt. of India for village electrification and providing service connection to rural BPL households.

RGGVY (X Plan) covered North & South 24 Parganas, Birbhum, Burdwan, Uttar & Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Darjeeling (Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad), Purba & Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and Purulia districts.

RGGVY (XI Plan) covered South 24 Parganas, Birbhum, Burdwan, Uttar & Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Darjeeling (Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad), Howrah, Hooghly, Coochbehar, Nadia, Paschim Medinipur and Purulia districts.


West Bengal Rural Household Electrification Programme (WBREP) Scheme

This scheme was funded by the Govt. of West Bengal and comprised of three different projects namely WBREP, WBREP (Supplementary) & WBREP (Balance).

WBREP scheme covered Purba Medinipur, Bankura, Jalpaiguri and North 24 Parganas districts.

WBREP (Supplementary) scheme covered all 18 districts.

WBREP (Balance) scheme covered Jalpaiguri & Coochbehar districts.


Sagar Island Scheme

For electrification of 42 villages in Sagar Island, one project was introduced with World Bank fund assistance of Rs. 35 Crore through the Integrated Coastal Zonal Management setup.


Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yogona ( RGGVY): XII Plan

RGGVY(XII Plan) Scheme of Govt. of India has been taken up for village electrification and providing service connection to rural BPL households in 7(seven) non-backward districts of West Bengal viz

(i)Coochbehar, (ii)Darjeeling (Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad),(iii)Nadia,(iv)Bardhaman,(v) Howrah, (vi)Hooghly (vii)North 24 Parganas. Work in all the 7 districts have been completed.


Electrification of Jhaukuthi village in Coochbehar district

Electrification of Jhaukuthi village in Coochbehar district is taken up through fund assistance of State Govt. Power Source for this village will be form the state of Assam.

Infrastructure work and service connection to 1087 Hhs have been completed.


Rural electrification work with service connection to BPL/APL households in un-electrified/de-electrified habitations of populations less than 100 in Coochbehar District under DDUGJY Scheme.

Electrification of all 590 habitations of population less than hundred in Coochbehar District have been completed.


Electrification of 33 enclaves in Coochbehar district.
Electrification of 33 enclaves in Coochbehar district with service connection to 2,300 rural Hhs, with fund assistance of Central Govt. through District Magistrate, Coochbehar, have been completed.

As on 30.09.2018, status of providing electricity to BPL & APL households of the State under different ongoing RE Schemes are furnished in the following table:



Sl No. Name of ongoing
RE Scheme
BPL Connection APL Connection ** Target of
Completion
Scope Completed Balance Scope Completed Balance
1 RGGVY (XI Plan) (Ph-II) being executed in Darjeeling Hilly Area by GTA 7,724 6,220 1,504 2,286 1,499 787 December, 2018
2 BRGF 2,81,843 2,76,243 5,600 13,98,244 13,68,876 29,368 December, 2018
3 Sundarban (SDB Funded) 893 342 551 24,877 22,734 2,143 December, 2018
4 DDUGJY in
South 24 Parganas
8,00 7,130 870 16,279 15,726 553 December, 2018

** APL service connection under above all schemes except BRGF scheme has been undertaken with the fund assistance of State Government.



Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yogona (RGGVY): (XI Plan) (Ph-II)

Under this scheme of Govt. of India, Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) being the Project Implementing Agency, has taken up the work of intensification of 199 numbers villages and providing service connection to BPL household exclusively in Darjeeling Hilly Area.


Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF)

This scheme of Govt. of India has been taken in hand for village electrification and providing service connection to rural BPL & APL households in 12 (twelve) backward districts of West Bengal namely Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Uttar & Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia, Purba & Paschim Medinipur and South 24 Parganas. Out of these 12 districts, work in 11 (Eleven) districts have been completed namely Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Uttar & Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Birbhum, Bankura, Purba & Paschim Medinipur, Murshidabad, Purulia and work of balance 1 (one) district i.e. 24 Parganas South is in progress.


Sundarban Development Board Fund (SDB)

Under this scheme funded by Govt. of West Bengal, a total number of 84 mouzas is scheduled to be intensified in Gosaba, Patharpatima, Mathurapur II and Kultali Block. Out of these 84 Villages work in 82 nos villages have already been completed.


Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yogona (DDUGJY)

This scheme has been launched to electrify 14 (fourteen) un-electrified and intensify 59 (fifty nine) partially electrified villages in Gosaba, Pathar Pratima & Namkhana Block in Sundarban area of South 24 Parganas district. Works in all the 14 unelectrified villages and 59 partially electrified villages have been completed.


New 33/11 KV substations

To meet the rapid growth of demand as a result of such enormous rural electrification work in West Bengal and to provide uninterrupted quality power supply to all consumers, a total number of 52 new 33/11 KV Sub Stations under different RE schemes have been completed.

In addition to new 33/11 KV Sub Stations, augmentation of 30 nos. existing 33/11 KV S/Stn. in 7 districts of the State has been completed from WBSEDCL fund.


Electrification of 64 locations covering 7 districts in 'Nadir Char' area through off-grid solar PV plants with battery back-up:

Initially, 75 locations were identified as remote & difficult area and inaccessible to grid power requiring electrification through SPV Plant with battery back-up. Subsequently, 11 such locations could somehow be electrified through grid power. Thus, at present, a total number of 64 locations covering 8 districts (Murshidabad, Nadia, Coochbehar, Burdwan, Bankura, Purulia, & Malda) have so far been identified which are in remote 'Nadir Char' areas where, due to their difficult geographical location, grid power is not accessible. It has, therefore, been decided that the said locations would be electrified through off-grid solar PV plants with battery back-up on turnkey mode and creation of LT network departmentally. Detailed survey and preparation of DPR for the purpose have already been completed. A fund of Rs. 111 Crore has been sanctioned by REC Ltd. for such job on re-appropriation of DDUGJY fund for West Bengal. Tender for the job of installation & commissioning of SPV Plant with battery back-up has already been floated. LOIs for related LT network to be undertaken departmentally have been issued by respective Project Managers of WBSEDCL.


Last Mile Connectivity under 'SAUBHAGYA' Scheme:

One scheme named Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojona: Saubhagya has been launched by Govt of India for providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to remaining un-electrified households.

Letter of intent for participation in Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojona: Saubhagya has been submitted through Principal Secretary, Department of Power & NES, Government of West Bengal to REC vide memo No. DIR(PROJ)/SAUBHAGYA/174 Date: 18.12.2017 for providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to remaining rural households in all districts of West Bengal. Revised DPR for an amount 259.03 cr. has been sanctioned by Mnitoring Committee, MoP for providing electricity connections to remaining 5,54,999 rural households from grid and 1,861 rural households through off-grid SPV based standalone systems, as those un-electrified households are located in remote and geographically difficult locations not accessible to grid power.

The adhoc advance amounting to Rs 13.70 Cr has already been received. Further claim of Rs 32.92 Cr as lodged to REC after adjusting initial adhoc, has also been received on 06.10.2018.

The Souvhagya project is being implemented departmentally in partial turnkey mode through mode through enlisted contractors of WBSEDCL.

Total 6,16,160 rural households have been energized from 11.10.2017 to 30.09.2018 under different schemes, out of which 5,21,388 rural households have been energized under Saubhagya scheme.

Scheme wise sanctioned cost vis-a-vis fund utilized as on 30.09.2018 are furnished in the following table:



Sl No. Name of Scheme Sanctioned Cost
(Rs. in Crore)
Fund utilised up to 31st March,2018
(Rs. in Crore)
1 RGGVY (X Plan) 452.93 459.08
(Excess fund from WBSEDCL)
2 RGGVY (XI Plan) 2170.24 1910.86
3 RGGVY (XII Plan) 742.53 611.73
4 WBREP 950.00 924.86
5 BRGF 2511.10 2155.80
6 Sundarban 115.76 97.33
7 Sagar (ICZM) 32.27 31.67
8 REDB-I & II 83.57 83.57
Total 7058.40 6274.90


Sl No.
1
Name of RE Scheme
DGHC (For Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Area)
BPL
25,637
APL
No Scope
Sl No.
2
Name of RE Scheme
RGGVY (X Plan)
BPL
92,835
APL
62,821
Sl No.
3
Name of RE Scheme
RGGVY (XI Plan)
BPL
20,98,556
APL
No Scope
Sl No.
4
Name of RE Scheme
WBREP
BPL
7,42,355
APL
No Scope
Sl No.
5
Name of RE Scheme
Sagar Island
BPL
250
APL
30,800
Sl No.
6
Name of RE Scheme
RGGVY(XII Plan)
BPL
32,013
APL
3,60,931
Sl No.
7
Name of RE Scheme
Electrification of Jhaukuthi village
BPL
APL
1,087
Sl No.
8
Name of RE Scheme
DDUGJY (Less than hundred)
BPL
144
APL
7,556
Sl No.
 
Name of RE Scheme
Total
BPL
29,91,790
APL
4,63,195


Sl No.
1
Name of ongoing RE Scheme
RGGVY (XI Plan) (Ph-II) being executed in Darjeeling Hilly Area by GTA
BPL Connection Scope
7,724
BPL Connection Energised
6,220
BPL Connection Balance
1,504
APL Connection Scope
2,286
APL Connection Energised
1,499
APL Connection Balance
787
Target of Completion
June,2018
Sl No.
2
Name of ongoing RE Scheme
BRGF
BPL Connection Scope
2,81,843
BPL Connection Energised
2,76,243
BPL Connection Balance
5,600
APL Connection Scope
13,98,24
APL Connection Energised
13,34,290
APL Connection Balance
63,954
Target of Completion
December,2018
Sl No.
3
Name of ongoing RE Scheme
Sundarban(SDB Funded)
BPL Connection Scope
893
BPL Connection Energised
342
BPL Connection Balance
551
APL Connection Scope
24,877
APL Connection Energised
20,493
APL Connection Balance
4,384
Target of Completion
December,2018
Sl No.
4
Name of ongoing RE Scheme
DDUGJY in South 24 Parganas
BPL Connection Scope
8,000
BPL Connection Energised
6,820
BPL Connection Balance
1,180
APL Connection Scope
15,831
APL Connection Energised
14,280
APL Connection Balance
1,551
Target of Completion
December,2018
Sl No.
5
Name of ongoing RE Scheme
Enclave
BPL Connection Scope
BPL Connection Energised
BPL Connection Balance
APL Connection Scope
2,800
APL Connection Energised
2,317
APL Connection Balance
483
Target of Completion
December,2018


Sl No.
1
Name of Scheme
RGGVY (X Plan)
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
452.93
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
459.08 (Excess fund from WBSEDCL)
Sl No.
2
Name of Scheme
RGGVY (XI Plan)
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
2170.24
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
1909.41
Sl No.
3
Name of Scheme
RGGVY (XII Plan)
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
950.00
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
922.37
Sl No.
4
Name of Scheme
WBREP
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
950.00
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
922.37
Sl No.
5
Name of Scheme
BRGF
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
2456.78
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
2105.05
Sl No.
6
Name of Scheme
Sundarban
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
115.76
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
94.86
Sl No.
7
Name of Scheme
Sagar (ICZM)
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
32.27
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
31.67
Sl No.
8
Name of Scheme
REDB-I & II
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
82.94
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
82.70
Name of Scheme
Total
Sanctioned Cost (Rs. in Crore)
7054.92
Fund utilised up to 31st March, 2018 (Rs. in Crore)
6215.16