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Govt in rural power drive

PTI  New Delhi, November 29, 2012
First Published: 23:28 IST(29/11/2012) | Last Updated: 23:31 IST(29/11/2012)

Power minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said he has requested the finance minister to allocate Rs. 36,000 crore under the 12th five year plan for the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, which is the government's flagship rural electricity programme.

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"I have requested the finance minister to allocate Rs. 36,000 crore for RGGVY to meet the target of providing power to 574,000 households," Scindia said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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