GARV-II App To Monitor Electrification

IAS Prelims 2023

To ensure transparency in implementation of rural electrification programme, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched a new app, GARV-II in New Delhi, to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the country.

Besides, the GARV-II would enable the commoners to participate in the development work and can give their input about rural electrification programme. Thus, the rural electrification work would be open to public scrutiny.

Further, village-wise works sanctioned under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) have also been mapped to monitor progress of works in each village.

It also incorporates the status of release of funds to the states for electrification projects sanctioned under DDUGJY.

GARV-II allows peoples participation for rural electrification work. It opens rural electrification work to public scrutiny and input about rural electrification programme It also has a citizen engagement window ‘SAMVAD’ to enhance participation. It automatically forwards feedback and suggestions of people to the concerned authorities through SMS & Email.

It aims to ensure electricity access to all households as government has already electrified over 11,000 villages out of 18,452 un-electrified villages.