Objective: For providing access to electricity to the people living in unelectrified areas of urban local bodies, the State Government have launched a flagship programme namely, Biju Saharanchala Vidyutikar Yojana (BSVY) during the year 2010-11. Under the scheme, unelectrified villages/yards with population of less than 100 along with BPL household electrification and system improvement are taken up. Three(3) Municipal Corporations, 37 Municipalities and 63 NACs of the State have been covered under the Scheme.
Fund flow arrangement: The Government of Odisha is providing 100% budgetary support for implementation of the scheme which started since the year 2010-11. During the year 2010-11, a provision of 0 40.40 crore was made available and the same has been disbursed to the district Collectors to provide funds @ 01.00 crore for Municipal Corporation, 050.00 lakh per Municipality and 030.00 lakh per NAC. The maximum cost of electrification of an un-electrified village is estimated at 03.50 lakh and a BPL house electrification is estimated at 02000/-. For continuation of the scheme a plan provision of 020.00 crore each has been kept during the F.Y. 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 respectively. 1773 nos. of Wards/Slums have been electrified till 31st March 2014. There is a budget provision of 010.00 crore under the scheme during the FY 2014-15.
Implementation Status: The District Collectors are the Nodal Officers for implementation of this scheme. At the district level, District Electrical Committee represented by the Government nominated Members, M.P., M.L.A. / Mayor/ Chairperson of the Municipal Corporation/ Municipality / NAC, Superintending Engineer / Executive Engineer (Elec.) in charge of distribution will act as the Monitoring Committee. The work under the scheme will be implemented by the Electrical Contractors who have valid license granted by the ELBO, Odisha duly authorized by the Government to execute electrical works. Where such licensed contractors are not available and no such contractor participates in the tender the Collector may entrust the work to the concerned DISCOM/ OSIC /IDCO on a turnkey basis. All the works executed under the scheme is subject to measurement by the Junior Engineers (Electrical) which will be reflected in the M.B. Book and same will be super checked by the SDO and Executive Engineer of the DISCOMs.
50% of the electrification work will be inspected by Deputy Electrical Inspector, Asst. Electrical Inspector on sample basis. The completion certificate of work will be issued by the concerned Local Bodies which will be communicated to all concerned.
Project Monitoring Mechanism: The Government of Odisha in Energy Department regularly monitors the implementation of the scheme by convening the periodical review meetings to evaluate the progress of work. The District Collectors at district level review the progress of work under the scheme. The Executing Agencies entrusted with the work at their administrative level also review the progress of work. The achievement of the scheme is being informed by the district administration to the government in Energy Department. 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.