Saubhagya scheme completes four years

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Saubhagya scheme completes four years

  • Saubhagya is one of the largest household electrification drives in the world.
  • The scheme was launched in 2017 to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas.
  • Government today said that two crore 82 lakh households have been electrified so far under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya.

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’

  • Under the scheme, free electricity connections to all households (both APL and poor families) in rural areas and poor families in urban areas are being provided.
  • REC Limited (then known as Rural Electrification Corporation) had been designated as the nodal agency for the Saubhagya scheme.

Objective of scheme

  • The scheme aims to provide energy access to all by last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households.
  • It cover rural as well as urban areas to achieve universal household electrification in the country.

Salient features:

  • Free metered connection for economically poor households and a charge of Rs. 500 (adjusted in electricity bills in 10 monthly instalments) for households other than poor, only after release of connection.
  • Establishing camps in villages/cluster of villages for on spot registration.
  • Use of Mobile App for identification of beneficiaries and electronic registration including requisite documentation.
  • Web based near real-time monitoring and updating of progress.
  • SPV based standalone systems for households located in remote/difficult areas.
  • Communication plan for creating awareness about the scheme and its benefits.
  • Flexibility to States in mode of implementation (Departmental/Turnkey/Semi-turnkey).