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SAUBHAGYA Scheme

  • 27 Sep 2021
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA Scheme) has successfully completed four years of its implementation.

  • 2.82 crore households have been electrified since its launch till 31st March, 2021.

Key Points

  • About:
    • It was launched in 2017 to ensure electrification of all households in the country in rural as well as urban areas.
  • Objectives:
    • Achieving Universal Household Electrification in the country, through last mile connectivity.
    • Providing access to electricity to all un-electrified households in rural areas and poor households in urban areas.
  • Beneficiaries:
    • They are identified using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.
    • However, un-electrified households not covered under the SECC data would also be provided electricity connections under the scheme by paying Rs 500.
  • Expected Outcomes:
    • Environmental upgradation by substitution of Kerosene for lighting purposes.
    • Improvement in education services.
    • Better health services.
    • Enhanced connectivity through radio, television, mobiles, etc.
    • Increased economic activities and jobs.
    • Improved quality of life especially for women.
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Source: PIB

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