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SAUBHAGYA SCHEME COMPETES FOUR SUCCESSFUL YEARS

SAUBHAGYA SCHEME COMPETES FOUR SUCCESSFUL YEARS

Context:

On 25th September 2021, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – 'Saubhagya' has completed 4 years successfully. It was launched by the Hon'ble Prime Minister on 25th September 2017.

Success of Saubhagya Scheme:

  • As of March 31st of this year, 2.82 crore households have been electrified since the launch of SAUBHAGYA.
  • As of March 2019, 2.63 crore households in rural and urban areas in the country have been provided electricity connections in a record time of 18 months.
  • Subsequently, seven states- Assam, Manipur, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh reported that around 18.85 lakh un-electrified households, identified before 31.03.2019, which were unwilling earlier, but later expressed their willingness to connect to electricity, was also integrated under this program.

SAUBHAGYA:

  • It is one of the largest household electrification drives in the world.
  • The aim of the program was to achieve Universal Household Electrification in India, through last-mile connectivity and providing access to electricity to all un-electrified households in rural areas and poor households in urban areas.
  • While launching the scheme, the Prime Minister promised to provide electricity and efficiency, efficiency and sustainability in New Age India.

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