THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF POWER (SHRI BHARATSINH SOLANKI)
(a): Under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), 132
un/de-electrified villages of Karnataka were to be electrified as per the
sanctioned Detailed Project Reports (DPRs). But based on the survey, the
numbers of un/de-electrified villages were reduced to 69 and out of which the
works in 59 un/de-electrified villages have been completed upto 15.11.2010.
For the current year, the target for electrification is remaining 10 un/de-
electrified villages, which include 5 villages each of Belgaum and Uttar
Kannada districts. The district-wise details of number of villages to be
electrified in case of un/de-electrified villages for the sanctioned projects under
RGGVY in Karnataka, is at Annex.
(b): There is no upfront allocation of funds for any State/district under
RGGVY. Funds are released against sanctioned projects in instalments based
on the reported utilization of amount in the previous instalment(s) and
fulfillment of other conditionalities. Under RGGVY, against the total awarded
cost of Rs.885.34 crore, cumulatively, an amount of Rs.635.77 crore has been
released in Karnataka upto 31.10.2010.
(c) : As per reply to part (a) above.
(d) & (e) : The projects under Re-structured Accelerated Power
Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) is being taken up in two parts
i.e. Part A & Part B. Investment in Part-A is for establishment of IT enabled
Baseline System and investment under PartâB is for strengthening of sub-
transmission distribution system. Under Part `A`, 98 schemes at the cost of Rs.
391.14 Crore have been sanctioned for the State of Karnataka and against
sanction of these schemes, Rs.117.11 Crore has been released to State
Discoms as Ist tranche for implementation of the projects. Under Part `B`, 88
schemes at the cost of Rs.948.99 Crore have been sanctioned for the State and
against sanction of these schemes, Rs.73.66 Crore has been released to State
Discoms as Ist tranche for implementation of the projects. These investments
are for renovation and modernization of sub-transmission and distribution
system, which inter-alia include renovation and modernization of sub-stations