The 11/0.43 KV 25, Sub-Station provided under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikran Yojana (RGGVY) Scheme at Totok Chingnyu village was inaugurated on December 14 by DC Mon Dinesh Kumar.
Highlighting various flagship programme and other communitization schemes of government for the development at grass root level, DC called upon village functionaries to utilize these programmes judiciously and maintain transparency and accountability in the working system of the VDB.
Emphasizing that electricity was a basic need of mankind in the present generation, he stressed on payment of bills regularly and all maintenances to be properly looked after by village authority, adding, non-payment of bills would result in disconnection of power supply in the village. He also informed that under RGGVY scheme all BPL households would be benefited with a free single point connection.
The DC also called upon villagers to compulsorily send their children to schools and emphasized on sanitation and healthy living. He also appealed to the village council to adopt resolution and make annual plans for completion of cent percent CGI Sheet roofing in the village.
In his welcome address EE (Power), Mon gave a brief introduction on RGGVY Schemes. He informed that on completion of the project in the district, it would be communitized and the village authority will be held responsible for maintenance in the future.
The RGGVY is a scheme for rural electricity infrastructure and household electrification launched in April 2005. It is a flagship scheme of Ministry of Power, Government of India with a budgetary outlay of Rs.33,000 crore.
The aim of the scheme is to electrify all villages and habitation with a population of above 100, provide access to electricity to all rural households and provide electricity connection to Below Poverty Line (BPL) family free of charge. Its goal is to bridge the urban-rural gap and provide reliable and quality power supply to rural areas.
Under Mon district, 14 un-electrified villages would be electrified and 96 electrified villages intensively electrified under this programme. 10038 BPL households would benefit in the district. This is the first Sub-Station inaugurated in the district.
Junior Engineer (E), Mon; Village Council Chairman, Totok Chingnyu village and Thongwang, ex-candidate also spoke at the inaugural function.