Saubhagya Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana)

Saubhagya Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana)

Saubhagya Scheme - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

Background

On Sept. 2017 the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi (NDA government) announced for complete electrification of process to be completed by December 2018.
The state Govt. of Maharashtra complete the 100% electrification through the entire state well before the timeframe.
To provide free electricity to economically less fortunate (identified through Socio-Economic Caste Census, year 2011). The beneficiary to receive one LED lights/bulb/lamp and one DC power plug.
Budget allocation of 16, 320 crore in total and Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) is Rs. 12,320 crore.


Outcome and Response of the Scheme

  • Till August 2018, 91% of Indian households received the electricity connection.
  • October 2018, the state of Bihar also completed the 100% electrification of the entire state.
  • The State operated power departments, DISCOM’s (Electricity Distribution Companies), both Public and Private sector eligible to receive the monetary assistance under the scheme DDUGJY

Features of the Schemes

  • Electricity connection to everyone household (specially rural) regardless if they fall under the free scheme. Solar Photovoltaic (SPV), solar electric system for remote location households.
  • Also last mile, electricity connectivity to all financially poor, urban households and non-poor urban households (not into scheme).

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