UPSC Economics Government Schemes Question Bank Government Welfare Schemes And Programmes

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          Which is the first NE state to join UDAY scheme?

    A) Mizoram         

    B) Manipur

    C) Tripura                       

    D) Nagaland

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Manipur. Manipur has joined the UDAY scheme meant for the revival of debt stressed power distribution utilities and will get benefits of INR 263 crore.
    Manipur is the 14th state to join UDAY. It is also the first NE state to opt for UDAY for improving the efficiency of DISCOMS.
    Gol, Manipur and DISCOM of Manipur signed the MoU under the scheme Ujwal ISCOM Assurance Yojana.
    An overall net benefit of close to INR 263 crore would accrue to states participating in UDAY by means of cheaper funds, reduction in AT&C and transmission losses, interventions in energy efficiency, coal reforms and more during the turnaround period.

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