PM launches Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
Prime Minister has launched the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Rashtriya Gramin Joyti Yojna in Bihar, aimed at power sector reforms in the rural areas. He also inaugurated the Daniyawan-Biharsharief new rail line and construction work of phase-1 of Jagdishpur-Haldia Natural Gas Pipeline. Speaking at the launch of the scheme, Modi said that development is the panacea for all problems related to poverty and unemployment. The new power scheme focusses on feeder separation (rural households and agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure, including metering at all levels in rural areas. The scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Power Ministry and will facilitate 24x7 supply of electricity.