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A quick case study on Jyotigram's Social innovation. Govt. Of Gujarat's Jyotigram Yojna won an Innovation for India award at the Marico Innovation's Foundations award night.

A quick case study on Jyotigram's Social innovation. Govt. Of Gujarat's Jyotigram Yojna won an Innovation for India award at the Marico Innovation's Foundations award night.

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    • Government of Gujarat
      JyotigramYojana
    • Jyotigram: Power and Irrigation Reform
      Raysan: Village in Gujarat: Population 1700
      Electricity: 24/7 365 days/ year!
      Almost 85% of a state’s power goes to agriculture
      Uncontrolled supply of electricity = large wastage of electricity and water + large public costs + severe ground water extraction.
       Innovations:
      • Not Power for Irrigation, but ‘Power + Irrigation’ Reform
      • Separate Domestic/ Industrial and Agricultural Feeders
      • Check Dams
    • Jyotigram: Power and Irrigation Reform
      1Beyond State Boundaries, JyotigramYojana, Mr. S. Jagadeesan, Principal Secretary, Energy and PetroChemicals Department
    • Jyotigram: Power and Irrigation Reform
    • Jyotigram: Power and Irrigation Reform
      Source:Impact Assessment of Jyotigram Yojna in Gujarat, IRMA, Anand, 2005
      “…after the implementation of Jyotigram Yojna the electricity expense has notably increased for 95% of the households. Expenses on education, healthcare and consumer durables have gone up by 50%, 35% and 22% respectively”.
    • Jyotigram: Power and Irrigation Reform
      Agricultural Growth Rates:9.6 %- the highest in India
      “Rationing of farm power supply post-Jyotigram brought about a certain order and discipline in the extraction of groundwater, but the improved quality and reliability of farm power supply also made it possible for farmers to make ambitious plans to grow Bt cotton and wheat on a large scale.” Secret of Gujarat’s Agrarian Miracle after 2000’ by the International Water Management Institute, International Food Policy Research Institute and the Central Groundwater Board, New Delhi.
    • Jyotigram: Power and Irrigation Reform
      Source: ‘Secret of Gujarat's Agrarian Miracle after 2000',Tushaar et. al. Economic & Political Weekly, December 26th 2009.
    • Jyotigram: Power and Irrigation Reform
      Impact:
      The entire costs of the scheme of 1115 crores was made back in 2.5 years.
      Electricity distribution losses down from 30.64% to 21.5%
      Revived a bankrupt electricity board: surplus of 126 crores.
      No change in electricity charges across sectors in 7 years!
    • Congratulations Jyotigram!