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2018-12-21

Saubhagya Scheme : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Saubhagya Scheme

(a) the salient feature of Saubhagya Scheme
(b) the details of beneficiaries of Saubhagya Scheme in the country, State-wise including Bundelkhand; 
(c) whether 274 villages have not been electrified even after the launch of Saubhagya Scheme if so, the details thereof along with the time by which these villages are likely to get the electricity; and 
(d) the details of success of Saubhagya scheme?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF POWER

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1809                                              ANSWERED ON: 20.12.2018

Saubhagya Scheme

KUNWAR PUSHPENDRA SINGH CHANDEL
PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL

Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:-

(a) the salient feature of Saubhagya Scheme
(b) the details of beneficiaries of Saubhagya Scheme in the country, State-wise including Bundelkhand; 
(c) whether 274 villages have not been electrified even after the launch of Saubhagya Scheme if so, the details thereof along with the time by which these villages are likely to get the electricity; and 
(d) the details of success of Saubhagya scheme?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR POWER 
AND NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY 

( SHRI R. K. SINGH )

(a) : Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” with the objective to achieve universal household electrification by providing electricity connections to all households in rural and all poor households in urban areas by March, 2019. Under Saubhagya, Government of India gives funds to the States to the extent of 60% (85% for special category states) as grant. An additional grant of 15% (5% for special category states) is also available subject to achievement of 100% household electrification by 31st December, 2018.

(b) : As reported by the States, the status of state-wise households electrified since launch of Saubhagya scheme, till 16.12.2018 is at Annexure. As reported, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, 65,47,307 and 19,84,264 connections to households have been released, respectively as on 16.12.2018, since the launch of Saubhagya, including those in Bundelkhand.

(c) : As informed by the States, all the inhabited census villages across the country stand electrified as on 28.04.2018.

(d) : As reported by the States, there are 21.73 crore households in the country; of these 20.79 crore households were electrified as on 30.11.2018 and remaining households are aimed for electrification by March, 2019. 

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Source: Loksabha

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