Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya
Keeping in view the role of electricity in human and socio – economic development, Government of India has formulated a scheme to ensure last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in the country.
• Sanction of the President is conveyed for the launch of Prdhan Mantri Shaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna – Saubhagya सौभाग्य to achieve universal household electrification in the country at a total cost of Rs 16,320 Crore including a gross Budgetary support (GBS) of Rs 12320 Crore from government of India during the entire implementation period.
• The objective of the scheme is to achieve universal household electrification by providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all households in rural and urban areas.
• All DISCOMs including Private sector DISCOMs , State Power Department and Rural Electric Cooperative Societies shall be eligible for financial assistance under the scheme. States which have already taken up household electrification program on their own will also be eligible under the scheme from the date it comes into vogue, provided the scheme of state is aligned with saubhagya and follows all guidelines of the scheme.