|Sl No.||Name of RE Scheme||Number of household energised|
|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|
|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|
|10||RGGVY (XI Plan) (Ph-II) being executed in Darjeeling Hilly Area by GTA||6,932||1,414|
|12||Sundarban (SDB Funded)||571||34,191|
|13||DDUGJY in South 24 Parganas||7,259||15,336|
This scheme was introduced for village electrification and providing service connection to rural BPL households exclusively in Darjeeling Hilly Area.
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.
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.
For electrification of 42 villages in Sagar Island, one project was introduced with World Bank fund assistance of Rs. 32 Crore through the Integrated Coastal Zonal Management setup.
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 (SMP), (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 is taken up through fund assistance of State Govt. Power Source for this village will be from the state of Assam. Infrastructure work and service connection to 1087 Hhs have been completed.
Electrification of all 590 habitations of population less than hundred in Coochbehar District have been completed.
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.
Under this scheme of Govt. of India, Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) being the Project Implementing Agency, has taken up the work of intensification of 188 numbers villages and providing service connection to BPL household exclusively in Darjeeling Hilly Area.
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. All works have been completed.
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. All works have been completed.
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 un-electrified villages and 59 partially electrified villages have been completed.
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.
Commissioning of another 35 nos new 33/11 KV Sub-stations in 14 districts of West Bengal have been taken up under DDUGJY- New Scheme. Out of these 35 nos, 32 nos 33/11 KV sub-stations are commissioned already. Target date for completion of balance commissioning work is December, 2020.
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 7 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. LOA already placed for execution of work for the district of Bankura, Purulia, Coochbehar, Nadia, Bardhaman and Murshidabad. In case of Malda district tender cancelled several times due to high quoted price (single bid). LOIs for related LT network to be undertaken departmentally has been issued by respective Project Managers of WBSEDCL.
The progress of district wise electrification in different Nadir Char areas are tabulated below.
|Status of work in of Nadir Char villages through off-grid Solar Power|
|(In KW)||(In KW)||(In Nos.)|
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.
The Saubhagya project has been implemented departmentally through enlisted contractors of WBSEDCL.
The Scheme was completed in November, 2018 (before Target date December, 2018). The status of work is tabulated below:
|Service connection to household under Saubhagya Scheme||Sanctioned Value (Rs in Cr.)||Fund utilised up to date (Rs in Cr.)|
|6, 46, 439||247.00||184.42|
Scheme wise sanctioned cost vis-a-vis fund utilized as on 31.10.2020 are furnished in the following table:
|Scheme||Sanctioned Cost ( Rs in Crs )||Fund Receipt ( Rs in Crs )||Fund Utilised up to 31.10.2020 ( Rs in Crs )||Remarks (if any)|
|RGGVY XII||524.66||451.62||524.66||The balance funding has been done from WBREP Universal Scheme as per approval.|
|REDB I & II||89.16||83.95|
|Sunderban (SDB Fund)||118.41||117.79||100.85|
|DDUGJY - South 24 PGS||79.33||N.A.||65.29|
|DDUGJY - Coochbehar (Less than 100)||26.32||N.A.||18.90|
|Jhaukuthi - Coochbehar||1.65||1.65||1.64|