Achieving universal electricity access: Saubhagya scheme clocks 95% target


Achieving universal electricity access: Saubhagya scheme clocks 95% target

Achieving 100% electrification in India has always been a prime focus area of the government, considering the development objectives such a step can secure and support.

The last few decades have seen both the central and state governments put in the effort and resources to augment electricity access, especially in rural India, by initiating a number of schemes and programmes, such as the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) and the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

In April 2018, the country achieved 100% village electrification—its first major milestone in this regard. This effectively means that now every village in the country has the requisite infrastructure and the network connectivity required to achieve the next major milestone, which is universal household electrification. Read More

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