Jyotigram Yojana

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Jyotigram Yojana
State Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi
Launched 2006

Jyotigram Yojana is an initiative of the Government of Gujarat to ensure availability of 24-hour three phase quality power supply to rural areas of the state and to supply power to farmers residing in scattered farm houses through feeders having specially designed transformers.[1][2] The scheme was dedicated to the nation by President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2006.[3] Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has commended the scheme saying Jyotigram scheme has radically improved the quality of village life, spurred non-farm economic enterprises, and halved the power subsidy in agriculture.[4] Government of India is set to accept Gujarat's Jyotigram project as a flagship scheme for the 12th five-year plan .[5]