states/ DISCOMs in the public domain as a measure of transparency.
      Capacity Addition Programme and Achievement during 2017-18
           Capacity Addition target of 13171.15 MW including 500 MW of nuclear has been fixed for
      the year 2017-18. Against this target, a capacity of 4,765 MW has been added till December
      Development of National Grid
           National power grid in the country is being developed in a phased manner. All five regional
      grids, namely northern region, western region, eastern region, north-eastern region and southern
      region have been inter-connected in synchronous mode and total transfer capacity of inter-
      regional links in June, 2017 is about 75,050 MW.
           The updated version of Energy Conservation Building code (ECBC) was launched 2017.
      The scope of ECBC 2017 includes norms and standards for building design, including norms and
      standards for building design, including the envelope, lighting, heating, air-conditioning and
      electrical systems. It sets minimum energy standard for new commercial building having
      connected load of 100 kw and above or contract demand of 120kw and above.
      Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
           In order to provide clean cooking fuel to poor households especially in rural areas, the
      Government had launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide deposit free LPG
      connections to 8 crore women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households. The
      primary objective is to provide access to clean cooking fuel LPG to BPL households thereby
      protecting their health by reducing the serious health hazards associated with use of conventional
      cooking fuels such as firewood, coal, cowdung, etc., which causes severe indoor household air
      pollution. Use of LPG as a cooking fuel frees women from drudgery of collecting fire wood,
      reduce time spent on cooking and prevent deforestation. So far, more than 5.55 crore BPL
      families have been benefited by this Scheme.
           The eligible families are identified through Socio-Economic Caste Census list and in case,
      name is not found in SECC list , from seven categories i.e., beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri
      Awas Yojana (PMAY-Gramin), beneficiaries of Antyodaya Anna Yojana, SC/ST households,
      most backward classes, forest dwellers, tea/ex-tea garden tribes and residents of islands/ river
      islands subject to fulfilling other terms and conditions of the Scheme.
           Government, as a measure of Good Governance introduced well targeted systems of subsidy
      delivery to LPG consumers through PAHAL. This initiative was aimed at rationalizing subsidies
      based on approach to cut subsidy leakages, but not subsidies per se. Applicable subsidy is
      directly transferred into the bank account of the beneficiaries. So far, more than 22.40 crore LPG
      consumers have joined the Scheme. PAHAL has entered into Guinness book of World Record
      being largest Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, so far, more than ₹ 83,653 crore have been
      transferred into the bank account of consumers.
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