Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana Social Survey Report, Madhubani, Bihar

The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) is a flagship programme of the government of India which began in April 2005 and aimed to accelerate the pace of rural electrification programme in the country. The Ministry of Power is the nodal agency implementing the scheme with a mandate to attain the National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP) goal of providing electricity to all households by 2010 (extended to 2012 in 11th five year plan). It is imperative that RGGVY is reviewed by the people before it is continued in the 12th plan period and people's concerns and suggestions are taken into consideration to ensure that the scheme does deliver quality energy to the millions in India currently deprived of it. Greenpeace along with its partner organisation Sakhi and local RTI activists carried out social survey of the scheme in Madhubani district based on the information procured by the government on electrification status in the district through Right to Information Act.