By Sandeep Nagyaan · 12 Sep 2018
The saubhagya Scheme or Pardhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna is an Indian government project to provide electricity to all household. The project was announced in September 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said that the aim was to complete the electrification of the of the all households in the country till the December 2018.
Features of this Scheme:- (1) Access to electricity to all willing households. (2) Substitution to Kerosene. (3) Improvement in Health Services. (4) Improvement in Communications. (5) Improvement in Public Safety. (6) Increased Job Opportunities. (7) Better Quality of Life, especially for Women, in Daily Chores.
Main points of the scheme:- (1) The scheme is launched on the occasion of the birth centenary (2) celebration of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on 25 th September. (2) Scheme aims to achieve 24x7 power for all by 2019 by providing electricity connection to each household across the country. (3) Scheme will provide subsidy on equipment such as transformers, wires and meters. (4) Ministry of Power would be the implementing authority of the scheme. (5) Power connection will be provided in both rural and urban areas of the country.
Other features of this scheme:- (1) For easy & accelerated implementation of the Scheme, modern technology shall be used for household survey by using Mobile App. (2) Beneficiaries shall be identified and their application for electricity connection along with applicant photograph and identity proof shall be registered on spot. (3)The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) will remain the nodal agency for the operationalisation of the scheme throughout the country.