Integrated Rural Energy Planning (IREP): Odisha

Details of Integrated Rural Energy Planning (IREP)
ParticularsDescription
Name of the SchemeIntegrated Rural Energy Planning (IREP)
Sponsored byBoth: Central & State Government
Funding PatternThis scheme is being implemented on 50 and 50 cost sharing basis between State and Centre. The State Government has made a provision of Rs. 27.00 Lakhs to meet the extra subsidy being made in these IREP Blocks.
Ministry/DepartmentScience & Technology
DescriptionThe Integrated Rural Energy Programme, IREP was launched during the Seventh Plan with the aim of developing the planning and institutional capabilities at the State, District and Block levels to formulate and implement area based on micro level plans to tap in an integrated manner for all types of energy sources. Under this programme, peoples participation in the planning and implementation of Block level energy plans and projects is being achieved through the involvement of peoples participation, government and non-government agencies and the panchayats. This also emphasizes the increases institutional capability through integrated rural energy plans and projects in order to meet the basic subsistence and productive levels in the most deprived and backward areas of the State. The objectives of this programme is, I. To provide for minimum domestic energy needs for cooking, heating and lighting purposes to rural people in IREP Blocks. II. To provide the most cost effective mix of various energy sources and options for meeting the requirements of sustainable agriculture and rural development with due environmental considerations. III. To ensure peoples participation in the planning and implementation of IREP plans and projects through the involvement of panchayats, voluntary organizations and other institutions at the micro level. To develop and strengthen mechanisms and coordination arrangements for linking micro level planning for rural energy with National and State level planning and programmes for energy and economic development so as to ensure regular and planned flow of energy inputs for meeting the requirements of various end users in IREP Blocks. The State Government has made a provision of Rs. 27.00 Lakhs to meet the extra subsidy being made in these IREP Blocks. The Government of India provides funds for Staff Support for this Programme.
Beneficiariesother,
Other BeneficiariesRural people in selected villages.
Benefits
Benefit TypeSubsidy,
Eligibility criteriaThe selected Blocks of the State, those are mostly deprived and backward areas of the State come under the eligibility criteria.
How to AvailTo avail this scheme, one person can contact to the concerned Department, Directorates and Corporations.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 01 / 2003
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2015
Reference URLhttp://www.odisha.gov.in/sciencetechnology/schemes.htm (External website that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Odisha, 05-07-2012)