Odisha Wants Centre To Modify Saubhagya Scheme

Odisha Wants Centre To Modify Saubhagya Scheme

Voicing displeasure over the lopsided provisions in the recently announced Saubhagyra scheme by the Centre, the state government has called for restructuring the programme.

Odisha would flag the demand to make the scheme easier for states to execute at the upcoming Power Ministers conference scheduled on December 7 in New Delhi.

”The Saubhagya scheme has provisions for electrification of rural households but is mute on the component of system improvement. If states implement this component on their own, it would mean a sizeable burden on their coffers. So, we will appeal to the Union power ministry to recast the scheme with some inbuilt provisions for system improvement”, said Hemant Sharma, secretary (energy) with the Odisha government. Read More…

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