At least 15 states have achieved the 100% household electrification target under the Saubhagya scheme, union minister of state for power and renewable energy R K Singh said on Thursday. The addition of 8 states, including Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, J&K, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal, has taken the tally to 15, Singh told reporters.
Saubhagya – ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ – was launched in September, 2017 with the objective of providing access to electricity to all the remaining households in the country. The minister said that as many as 2.1 crore connections have been released under Saubhagya so far.
“Many more states like Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh etc are left with small number of un-electrified households and are expected to achieve saturation any time Read More