The Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that by the end of 2018, India has accomplished 100% electrification in households in 25 states.
At the present, only about 10.48 Lakh households are left to be electrified in 4 States i.e. Assam, Rajasthan, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh. These states are also taking all determined efforts to attain, at the earliest, saturation of household electrification in their individual states.
Taking note of the level of electrification work that was completed in UP, Singh show appreciation towards Shrikant Sharma, Energy Minister, UP during a meeting with him.
Since the initiation of Saubhagya, in the State of Uttar Pradesh 74.4 Lakh eager households have been electrified and State Government has affirmed saturation of all 75 districts.
Government of Uttar Pradesh has commenced a special campaign in all parts of the state to recognize any left out un-electrified households and to endow with electricity connections to such households.
Under the campaign, a special vehicle ‘Saubhagya Rath’, is moving around in villages/towns and any left out households may approach them to avail electricity connection under the scheme.
Government of India launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ (Saubhagya) in September, 2017 to accomplish the goal of universal household electrification in the country by 31st March, 2019. The scheme predicts to present last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining households in rural as well as urban areas.
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