All households in 15 Indian states have electricity connection, power minister Raj Kumar Singh said on Thursday. “8 States have achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya namely Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, J&K, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal. Thus total 15 States in the country now have 100 % household electrification,” said Singh according to a power ministry statement.
This comes in the backdrop of the 17th general election due early next year as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) proposes to showcase its success to reach 24×7 power to all in the country.
The government had set a target to achieve universal household electrification by 31 March 2019. With electricity reaching all 597,464 census villages in May, the government’s focus is now on providing electricity connections under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya). Read More