Objective: In order to ensure “Electricity to all”, the State Govt. have launched a scheme in the year 2007-08 namely, “Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana” to electrify villages/habitation having less than 100 population those are not covered under RGGVY. There was a target for electrification of 10,000 villages/ habitations during the 11th Five Year Plan under the scheme, which have already been achieved. The target for the 12th Plan Period has not been fixed yet.
Fund flow arrangement: The Government of Odisha provides budgetary support of 100% for implementation of this people’s beneficiary scheme. So far the Government of Odisha have provided 0 645 crore for this programme. The year-wise allocation of funds is given in the figure below:
For electrification of remaining BPL households under the scheme, a provision of 075.00 crore is proposed in the Plan Budget for the F.Y. 2014-15.
Implementation Status: The amount allotted under the scheme in each year is released in favour of the district Collectors for execution of work. 12789 nos. villages and 154316 BPL Households have been electrified till 31.03.2014, under the scheme. The work is implemented through the electricity distribution Companies or by the authorized licensee as the case may be under the direct supervision of district administration.
Project Monitoring Mechanism: The Government of Odisha in Energy Department lays considerable emphasis on sustained monitoring of the projects. Though the schemes are being implemented by the district administration, the Energy Department conducts regular review and project evaluation meeting under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary by convening meeting of district Collectors and the officials of the Executing Agencies. The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha also undertake the review meeting time to time for success of the scheme. The senior officers of the Department make field visit to review the progress of work at field level.