Reiterating his commitment to deliver on the poll promise of electricity for all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday unveiled a flagship programme called “Saubhagya Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana” to provide power to all households in the country by December 2018. The announcement, made at the headquarters of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, would reinforce the ruling party’s electricity-for-all target, recently advanced from 2019 to 2018.
“Of the 250 million houses that India has, more than 40 million of the houses are electrified. Through Saubhagya, without taking money from the poor, electricity will be provided to these (remaining) families. For this,” PM Modi said will unveiling the scheme. Read More…
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