Unelectrified villages to be covered under RGGVY Phase-II: Vikar

Excelsior Correspondent

Minister of State for Power Vikar Rasool addressing public gathering in Kupwara on Sunday.

SRINAGAR, June 9: Minister of State for Power, Technical Education and Rural Development, Vikar Rasool today said that every un-electrified village would be provided with electricity under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Viduti Karan Yojana (RGGVY) Phase-II.
The Minister was speaking after inaugurating a Receiving Station at Lassipora, Sogam in Kupwara district today.
District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Itrat Hussain, senior officers of district administration and other departments were present on the occasion.
The Receiving Station constructed with an estimated cost of Rs. 3 crore under RGGVY will cater to 27 Panchayat halqas in the area and augment the electric facilities to about 25,000 souls.
The Minister said that under RGGVY 33 villages of the area would be electrified soon which would go a long way in providing electricity and other related facilities to them. He said that the Government has prioritized electricity as one of the major sectors and every necessary care would be taken to ensure its augmentation, so that the people living in rural and far-flung areas get benefitted from the same.
Mr. Vikar said that in consonance with the instructions of the Chief Minister, the barbed wires and electric lines passing through trees and outdated poles would be removed soon. He said that every care would be taken to ensure that the people can get this much needed facility without facing any inconvenience.
Referring to the various initiatives under taken by the Government for ensuring the sustained development of rural and far-flung areas, the Minister appealed the people to come forward and avail maximum benefit from the various flagship schemes. He said by doing so they would be actively involving themselves in their implementation besides giving the necessary feedback about the same.
“In order to ensure transparency and accountability in the day-to-day governance and curb the menace of corruption, we have introduced several landmark acts like Public Services Guarantee Act, Right to Information Act which have ensured that the people get the requisite services and information within the stipulated time frame which forms the basis of democratic set up ensuring involvement of people at every level”, the Minister maintained.