Saubhagya scheme drags down government’s Extended Gram Swaraj Mission


Saubhagya scheme drags down government’s Extended Gram Swaraj Mission

The Saubhagya scheme to electrify every home has become the Achilles Heel of the Narendra Modi government in the two-and-a-half month long Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (EGSA) that concluded on Independence Day.

Only three-fourths of the target under the scheme could be achieved, with Uttar Pradesh slipping up big time. The government had aimed to saturate 48,929 villages in 115 aspirational districts of the country with seven schemes between June 1and August 15, and as per the online dashboard of EGSA campaign on August 16, all schemes but Saubhagya achieved over 90% saturation during the period.

As much as 98% of the targeted villages were saturated by PM Ujjwala scheme of LPG connections, almost 93% villages with the PM Insurance schemes and the PM Jan Dhan Yojana was saturated for 95% of the nearly 49,000 villages, as per the government. EGSA helped PM Ujjwala scheme cross a target of five crore LPG connections in the country in August. Read More

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