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‘Saubhagya’ Web-Portal for Monitoring Universal Household Electrification Launched

Published on November 19, 2017
Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal

  • Saubhagya Dashboard is designed to monitor household electrification progress, which would disseminate information on Household Electrification Status (State, District, village-wise), Household Progress on live basis, State-wise Target vs Achievement, Monthly Electrification Progress, etc.
  • The Government is bringing a change in the Power ecosystem in the Country by pushing towards mandatory metering of all new electrical connections through pre-paid or smart meters. 
  • This would make paying of electricity bills viable for the poor, reduce power losses and increase compliance in paying electricity bills
  •  Through this online platform every State would feed in the current status of progress of electrification works
  • The Saubhagya web-portal has a feature on village electrification camps 
  • All States have been asked to announce the schedules of the village camps to be held to create awareness among the people about the one-stop facility for getting electricity connections.
  •  ‘Saubhagya’ scheme was launched by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 25th September, 201
  • Under Saubhagya scheme, all willing households in rural areas and poor families in urban areas are given free electricity connections. 
  • Saubhagya has come into existence for providing free electricity connections to all households (both APL and poor families) in rural areas and poor families in urban areas. 

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