24×7 power for all next on govt agenda after 100% household electrification by 31 March


24×7 power for all next on govt agenda after 100% household electrification by 31 March

India will achieve 100 per cent household electrification by March 31 as envisaged in the Saubhagya scheme and the next goal is to achieve round the clock power supply to all households, Power Minister R K Singh said Tuesday.

Under the Saubhagya scheme, 2,52,51,880 unelectrified households were to be electrified by March 31. Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are in the process of energising the remaining 22,691 families left out. The government had provided Rs 16,320 crore for the scheme.

“Country on the path to achieving 100 per cent household electrification by March 31, 2019, and our next goal is 24X7 power for all households,” said Singh at state power and renewable energy ministers conference at Gurgaon near here. The government has planned to implement 24X7 power supply from April 1, 2019 Read More

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