Government of India under take the electrification of all villages of the country by year 2009 and every house of the country by year 2012 under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidhutikran Yojna (RGGVY). Under this scheme Ministry of New & Renewal Energy (MNRE) is implementing the scheme of Remote Village Electrification Programme through Non-Conventional sources for those remote areas where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effected.
Under this programme State electricity board to have identify those such areas and to get no objection from Rural Electrification Corporation (REC). Such remote unelectrified census villages and remote hamlets of electrified census villages will be electrify through locally available renewal energy sources such as; small hydel power, biomass energy, wind energy, solar energy and wind-solar hybrid etc. MNRE provides 50 to 90% central financial assistance according to energy source used, the balance cost will have to be met out by state/beneficiary. Programme also under take the repair and maintenance of the systems installed for 5 years.
NEDA electrified 50 such remote villages earlier and 79 remote villages in the year 2006-07 and 2007-08 of different district of State through different models of solar photovoltaic home lights and solar street lights. There is 20 such villages is targeted for year 2008-09.