MP Leads among States in Electricity Connection under Saubhagya: Paras Jain

The Minister tweeted that, 13,20,000 connections has been provided under Saubhagya program in the state, and we are on first position in the country.

Madhya Pradesh has become the NO 1 state under Saubhagya Yojana, said Paras Chandra Jain, Energy Minister, Madhya Pradesh Government.

This program aims to provide energy access to all by last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in rural as well as urban areas to achieve universal household electrification in India.

The Minister tweeted that, 13,20,000 connections has been provided under Saubhagya program in the state, and we are on first position in the country.

Till now, 100 percent connections have been provided in six districts, the Minister added.

Besides, 24 hours electricity to domestic consumers and 10 hours electricity for agriculture is provided in the state, Jain said.

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya, at Deendayal Urja Bhawan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2017.

The total outlay of the project is Rs 16,320 crore while the Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) is Rs 12,320 crore.

The outlay for the rural households is Rs 14,025 crore while the GBS is Rs 10,587.50 crore. For the urban households the outlay is Rs 2,295 crore while GBS is Rs 1,732.50 crore.

Moreover, the Government of India will provide funds for the scheme to all States/UTs.

Meanwhile, the states and Union Territories are required to complete the works of household electrification by the December 31, 2018.

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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