Under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), under phase-I, 576 projects (235 projects during 10th Plan and 341 projects during 11th Plan) were sanctioned in the country covering electrification of 1,10,886 un/de-electrified villages (UEV), intensive electrification of 3,42,831 partially electrified villages (PEV) and release of free electricity connections to 2,29,39,511 Below Poverty Line (BPL) households at a cost of Rs.34199.26 crore. As on 30.11.2012, the electrification works in 1,06,116 UEV, intensive electrification of 2,73,328 PEV have been completed and free electricity connection to 2,02,60,469 BPL households have been released under the scheme.
In addition, under phase-II, 72 projects have been sanctioned in the country during 2011-12 covering electrification of 1,909 UEV, intensive electrification of 53,505 PEV, 46,491 un-electrified habitations, 26,062 partially electrified habitations and release of free electricity connections to 45,59,141 BPL households with a cost of Rs.8103.26 crore.
Cumulatively, subsidy amount of Rs. 26253.36 crore has been disbursed by REC to States under RGGVY as on 30.11.2012.
The Ministry has proposed to continue RGGVY in XII Plan and to expand it to all remaining villages/habitations irrespective of population size; and also to give free connections to all remaining BPL households in the country. The Planning Commission has given, in principle, approval for covering all habitations irrespective of population. The Plan outlay for the same is yet to be finalized by the Planning Commission.