Saubhagya

India’s Indifference to Mini-Grids Throttling A big Job opportunity

Behind the government’s ‘power for all’ push has been an unstated desire to ensure that the central grid is the main conduit of power for all Indian households. This has pushed mini-grids to the backburner many feel, with many consequences for all stakeholders Last year, India celebrated power connectivity to every household in the country, […]

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100% Electrification in 25 States: RK Singh

Now, only about 10.48 Lakh households are left to be electrified in 4 States, Assam, Rajasthan, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh. By the end of 2018, India has achieved 100% electrification in households in 25 states, The Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh said. Now, only about 10.48 Lakh households are […]

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RK Singh Launches Award Scheme under ‘Saubhagya’

More than 1.65 crore households connected since the launch of Saubhagya. RK Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, has launched an award scheme under Saubhagya to felicitate the DISCOMs/ Power Department of the States and their employees for achieving 100 percent household electrification in their areas of operation. The […]

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Indian Smart Cities Shining Brighter with Sun

A great scientist, thinker, writer and Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, dreamed of seeing India as a ‘Developed Country’ by 2022 when it celebrates its 75th Independence Day. The roadmap of ‘Smart Cities’ is a part of the ‘India Vision 2020’ which initially designed by the Government of India’s Technology Think Tank […]

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Rural Electrification- Another Feather in India’s Cap

After India took over driver’s seat and successfully parks the car of International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit in March this year, Asia’s third largest economy continued its rollercoaster ride in April too, and once again scripted history by hitting the target of electrifying all villages ahead of the deadline. In 2014, when Narendra Modi chaired […]

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Subsidies in Power Sector Should be Routed via DBT: RK Singh

The Power Minister said, center is ready to provide more funds if needed for infrastructure creation and the states meeting their targets speedily will be incentivized. The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R. K. Singh said that subsidies in power sector should be routed through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). While addressing the Conference of […]

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R K Singh Asks States to Speed Up Work under Saubhagya; Assures All Possible Support

The Power Minister further said that draft on amendments to Electricity Act will also be circulated soon. The Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has discussed the progress of work under Saubhagya, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna in a ‘Review, Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting’ with the secretaries of power/ energy […]

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Govt Clears ‘Electrified’ Villages Definition

The Ministry of Power in a statement said that, village electrification is a legacy issue which, though, mandates electrification of at least 10 percent households in a village, but does not imply restricting household electrification only to 10 percent. After government faced criticism from the opposition parties on its claim of achieving complete rural electrification, the […]

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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. माननीय @PMOIndia श्री @narendramodi जी की महत्वाकांक्षा अनुसार सौभाग्य योजना के अंतर्गत विद्युत क्षेत्र में #MadhyaPradesh है देश में प्रथम स्थान पर#SaubhagyaYojana में प्रदेश में 13 लाख 20 हजार कनेक्शन दिए […]

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