Dhanbad villages now have electricity

May 1st, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI  

By Girija Shankar Ojha

Dhanbad (Jharkhand), May 1 (ANI): Villagers in Dhanbad have been immensely benefited by the Central Government sponsored rural electrification scheme.

The Central Government launched the project named Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana.

Neelmani Singh, assistant engineer, Damador Valley Corporation said that this project had cost 500 million US Dollars in Dhanbadh and the work continues in 8 eight blocks of Dhanbad.

“The project is divided into two packages: A and B. The package A covers 11 lines, which are for domestic consumption. The package B covers the substations,” said Singh.

Villagers like Sahir are a happy lot as their children can study courtesy the electricity from this programme.

“We have benefited a lot with electrification. Our children can study due to electricity which has been provided to us courtesy the Rajiv GandhiRural Electrification programme,” said Sahir.

The Central Government contributes ninety per cent of the capital cost of the programme.

Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana was launched to fulfil the commitment of the National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP) of completing the household electrification in next five years and modernizing the rural electricity infrastructure. (ANI)

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