The Centre is expected to ask states to submit their plans and funding requirements for providing electricity to four crore families under the Saubhagya scheme by December next year, as per the agenda for a conference of power ministers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Saubhagya scheme (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana) in September to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households by December, 2018.
The other areas to be covered at the meeting include promoting pre-paid meters, separation of power feeders, digital payment of bills and providing 24X7 power for all.
The two-day conference of ‘Ministers for Power and New & Renewable Energy of States & Union Territories’ is to be held in Rajgir, Bihar, on November 10-11. It will be inaugurated by power minister Raj Kumar Singh. Read More…