STATE ENERGY Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has embarked on an ambitious campaign to provide electricity connections to each household in Maharashtra.
Out Of 18,450 Villages Without Electricity, Over 16,000 Now Electrified, Says Union Minister RK Singh
Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh today said that the government was committed to providing electricty to un-electrified households by 2019.
The Union Budget for 2018-19 is likely to have an overall positive impact on the power sector with the thrust towards expanding electricity accessthrough flagship schemes is seen boosting demand and a proposed mechanism for uptake of solar power likely to spur capacity creation.
Thailand’s Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) is scouting for power generation assets in India, including those in the clean energy space, two people aware of the development said.
State-run Rural Electricity Corp (REC) today said that Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) was launched in Madhya Pradesh to provide electricity connections to about 45 lakh families.
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.
Union minister of state for power R.K. Singh on Tuesday launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) with a target of giving power connections to all households in Manipur by December next year. The BJP-led government is aiming to supply power to 1.6 lakh households.
R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal in the capital on Thursday.
Providing electricity connections to more than four crore rural houses at a cost of Rs 16,000 crore under the ambitious ‘Saubhagya’ electrification scheme of the Union power ministry has become a challenge for electricity distributing companies (discoms) across the country.
Recently, the central government launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (or Saubhagya). The scheme seeks to ensure universal household electrification (in both rural and urban areas) by providing last mile connectivity.