Shri Piyush Goyal , Union Minister of state (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy recently inaugurated ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana’ ( DDUGJY) in Gorakhpur and Basti districts of Uttar Pradesh.
While speaking on the occasion, Shri Goyal said that under the DDUGJY , Rs 350 crore have been allocated for Gorakhpur and Rs 550 crore for Basti district. He further said that with Rs 350 crore in Gorakhpur, the fragile power transformers, electric polls and wirings would be changed so that unabated power supply could be ensured. Now with this new scheme, the aim is to ensure proper power supply in all houses of eastern Uttar Pradesh and in entire state as well by 2019. Shri Goyal stated that the Prime Minister will be visiting Varanasi on September 18. “On the same day the Prime Minister will be inaugurating Integrated Power Development Scheme in Varanasi that will improve the power supply scenario in UP,” said Shri Goyal.
Shri Goyal also stated that Government of India, from September 25 to October 2 will be starting “Mudra Scheme”. Under it loan up to Rs 50,000 without any security would be given for self-employment to people, shopkeepers and others who deserve. Besides, loan ranging from Rs 50,000 to one lakh would be given so that people could run their businesses hassle free. Shri Goyal was accompanied by Member of parliament Yogi Adityanath.
In a similar program held in Basti, Shri Goyal while addressing the people said, “In last 68 years there has been no proper supply of electricity in Basti district. But our government is determined enough to provide electricity to every village in Basti in next two years.” For the same, some 3851 new transformers would be installed, he said. “If you come across with any complaints pertaining to corruption please do get registered your complaint in the toll free number,” said Shri Goyal.
Addressing public gathering in Basti, Shri Goyal said that like in Gujarat, in UP a separate power supply line would be laid for agriculture purpose only. He also promised people for enacting low tension line at a stretch of 200 kilometers in the district. He also assured people for opening up of an auditorium on name of former prime minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Basti district. In last two five years plans there had not been spent a single rupee for electrification work in Basti. But now the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been keeping a tight vigil over development in eastern UP and our government is committed for development of this area, he said.
At the function ,the MP from Basti Shri Harish Dwivedi and other officials of the REC attended the function .