The Narendra Modi government has reiterated that every household in India will get electricity connection by December end, three months ahead of the deadline under the flagship Saubhagya scheme.
Power Minister R K Singh said that in the next 50 days if the process is fastened, the government will be able to cover the last 50 lakh households that are yet to be covered, news agency PTI reported.
The power minister informed that every day one lakh household is getting an electricity connection. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’ for universal household electrification at the budget of Rs 16,320 crore.
Under the scheme, the government aims to provide free of cost electricity connections to all households (both APL and poor families) in rural areas and poor families in urban areas. Read More
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