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PM Modi Launched Saubhagya Yojana

Published on September 26, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana also called ‘Saubhagya’

PM Modi Launched Saubhagya Yojana
It aims at providing electricity to over four crore families in rural and urban areas by December 2018
This scheme will use Rs 16,320-crore for the upliftment for the underprivileged section.

List of benefits under Saubhagya Scheme

  • Access to electricity to all willing households
  • Substitution to kerosene
  • Improvement in educational services
  • Improvement in health services
  • Improvement in communications
  • Improvement in public safety
  • Increased job opportunities
  • Better quality of life, especially for women, in daily chores

Highlights of the scheme

  • Free power connection to poor families
  • Use of Scio Economic and Caste Census 2011 to identify the beneficiaries for free electricity connections
  • Electricity connections on payment of Rs 500 will be given to Un-electrified households not covered under the SECC data
  • The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited will be the nodal agency to operationalise the scheme 
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