In September last year, Narendra Modi had launched a new scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’, for free electricity connections to all households. So far around 2 crore households have been connected under the scheme. However, the scheme has to pick up pace to meet the deadline of 100 percent electrification within December 2018.
According to a Financial Express report, the pace of electrification has to increase by 72 percent. Also, Union Power Minister RK Singh, in a recent review meeting, had said that to me
Since October 11 of last year, two crore households have been electrified out of over three crore houses. This means over 65 percent work has been completed. Read More