India’s un-electrified households survey

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India’s un-electrified households survey

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Shri R K Singh Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy along with Department of Posts carried a survey of un-electrified households in the country. The report states that over 78% of households in the country areelectrified.

Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singhhas recently informed that of the total 18.10 crore rural households in the country, around 14.16 crore households (78.24%) had been electrified. The respective State’s DISCOMs updated the status of the electrified rural houses in the States on the Saubhagya web-portal.

Further, Ministry of Power has taken the help of Department of Posts for asurvey of un-electrified households in five States viz. Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

So far, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have submitted 151 DPRs (77 rural grid + 27 rural off-grid+ 47 urban) on the online portal.  Sanctions under Saubhagyaare made against techno-economic appraisals,and approvals of DPRs received, and disbursals made in a phased manner against completion of various activities & achievement of milestones as per scheme guidelines. 

The government of India launched PradhanMantriSahajBijliHarGharYojana – “Saubhagya” in September 2017 with an outlay of Rs. 16,320 crores including a Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs. 12,320 crores.  The objective of the scheme is to provide last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all households in rural and urban areas across the country.

Table - State-wise details of rural households’ electrification as on 15.1.2018

Source: “Ministry of Power,” Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 6th Feb 2018.

 

 

| Article published on 03/04/2018 by Rashmi Nargundkar

 
 
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