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Agreement on rural electrification signed

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 26 - A tripartite agreement was signed here on June 24 under the Government of India�s flagship scheme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), among the State government, the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) and the Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd to boost the rural electrification infrastructure in Assam.

The Additional Chief Secretary (Power) of the State, the Chairman of APDCL and the CMD of REC, New Delhi were present on the occasion, said an official press release here today.

The Government of India has sanctioned Rs 1,540.81 crore under the DDUGJY scheme for rural electrification works, for which the Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd is appointed as the nodal agency.

The scheme will facilitate electrification of 1,423 un-electrified villages, intensive electrification of already electrified villages for connecting un-connected households, improvement of system infrastructure to cater to the demand of enhanced electrical load and system load and system metering to achieve 24�7 power supply in the State.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras will electrify 305 un-electrified remote off-grid villages through their own invented 48 volts inverter-less solar DC system, said the press release.

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