• # question_answer Consider the following statements about Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). 1. Union Government launched DDUGJY in July 2015 with an aim to provide $24\times 7$ uninterrupted electricity supply to each rural household across the country by 2022.                          2. The scheme draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat.                                                                             3. The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RJGGVY) is a separate scheme for rural electrification.                                                                          Which of the above statements) is/are correct?                                            A)  1 and 2            B)  Only 3             C)  1 and 3            D) (d) All of these

[a] The scheme was launched by Indian Government in July 2015 with an aim to provide $24\times 7$uninterrupted electricity supply to each rural household across the country by 2022. It replaces the existing RJGGY and draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by Gujarat Government. It focuses on feeder separation (rural households and agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural areas. It helps in providing round the clock power to rural households and adequate power supply to agricultural consumers.