PM launches ‘Saubhagya’ scheme to provide power to all

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a Rs 16,320-crore scheme – Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (‘Saubhagya’) – to provide electricity connections to over 4 crore families in rural and urban areas by December 2018.

“Rs 16,000 crore will be spent to bring a monumental change in the lives of the poor,” Modi said while launching the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme in New Delhi.

The prime minister regretted that even after 70 years of independence 4 crore out of 25 crore families did not have access to power.

Under the scheme, the government proposes to provide electricity to all households by December 2018, ahead of the earlier target of March, 2019.

All villages would be electrified by December this year ahead of the scheduled deadline of May 1, 2018.

“This is a reflection of working style and will power,” Modi said adding, power connection will be provided free of cost to all poor families under the scheme.

(Agencies)

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