Power Ministers’ Meet Kicks Off Tomorrow, ‘Saubhagya’ In Focus

Power Ministers’ Meet Kicks Off Tomorrow, ‘Saubhagya’ In Focus

Power ministers of States and Union Territories will focus on the Saubhagya scheme to provide electricity to 4 crore families by 2018, when they meet for a two-day conference starting here tomorrow.

As per the agenda of the meeting, the Centre is expected to ask states to submit their plans and funding requirements for the scheme.

The biennial conference would be chaired by Minister of State for Power R K Singh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saubhagya scheme (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana) in September to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households by December 2018. It will provide electricity connections to over 4 crore families in rural and urban areas.

The other areas to be covered at the meeting include promoting pre-paid meters, separation of power feeders, digital payment of bills and providing 24×7 power for all. Read More…

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