The objective of the programme is to
electrify remote census villages and remotes hamlets of
electrified census villages through non-conventional energy
sources such as solar energy, small hydro power, biomass, wind
energy, hybrid Systems, etc. Implementation of the Programme will
help to achieve the goal of 100% villages electrification in the
country by 2007. By focusing on remote census villages and remote
hamlets of electrified census villages, the Programme aim at
bringing the benefits of electricity to people living in the most
backward and deprived regions of the country.
The scope of the Remote Village Electrification Programme will
cover the following :-
All un-electrified remote census
villages by 2007
All households of un-electrified
remote census villages , by 2012
All un-electrified remote hamlets of
electrified census villages, by 2012.
under the Programme
The Programme will, inter alias, cover the following activities :-
- Surveys and studies
aimed at firming up of State-wise list of remote un-electrified census
village or remote hamlets of electrified census village;
assessing the renewable energy resources available in the villages and
energy requirements of the community; and , identifiers of appropriate
technology options for electrification. Preparation of
State-wise Master Plans Using such techniques as GIS based mapping.
- Installation of power plants based on
solar energy , small hydro power, biomass, wind and other
- renewable energy sources; combination of
renewable energy systems or hybrid systems including a small
contribution from diesel or fuels , if required , and , solar home
systems lighting and other systems for community purposes and solar
- Up-gradation/renovation of power plants as well as intensification of household
institutional development, capacity building, development of maintenance
services , etc.
- Monitoring and
evaluation of individual projects , or the Programme as a whole,
including technical, operational and socio-economic aspects, user
feedback, impact assessment etc.
- Business Meets,
publicity and awareness programmes.