Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana social survey report, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh

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Publication - May 12, 2011
The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) is a flagship programme of the government of India which began in April 2005 and aimed to accelerate the pace of rural electrification programme in the country.

Looking at the implementation pace government is planning to take it up in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17). The scheme has focused mainly on the development and extension of the centralised grid system to rural areas to provide quality and reliable power. This has however been far from successful. It is imperative that RGGVY is reviewed by the people before it is continued in the 12th plan period and people's concerns and suggestions are taken into consideration to ensure that the scheme does deliver quality energy to the millions in India currently deprived of it.

Therefore, it is imperative that RGGVY is reviewed by the people before it is continued in the 12th plan period and people's concerns and suggestions are taken into consideration to ensure that the scheme does deliver quality energy to the millions in India currently deprived of it. Greenpeace India has initiated a social audit series to enable such a process in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

In Andhra Pradesh, Greenpeace along with its partner organization Bapuji Rural Enlightenment and Development Society (BREDS) carried out the social audit of the scheme in Srikakulam district. The aim of the audit is to bring out the implementation reality of the scheme and examine whether the mandate of the scheme has been fulfilled or not.

Here are the results of the survey:

Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana Social Survey Report, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh

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