45 Lakh Families to Get Free Electricity Connections in MP under Saubhagya Scheme

Published Date - 21 February 2018 10:33:07 Updated Date - 21 February 2018 10:34:28

"Saubhagya was launched in Madhya Pradesh on December 22, 2017, by Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan," an REC statement said.

According to the statement, a total of approximately 45 lakh un-electrified households of Madhya Pradesh are proposed to be included under the present DDUGJY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana) and Saubhagya Schemes.

With the launch of the scheme, 5,000 new electricity connections were released in Rewa district.

The Saubhagya scheme was launched in September to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of the country at a cost of Rs 16,320 crore including Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs 12,320 crore from Government of India.

All states and Union territories of the country are required to complete household electrification in their respective jurisdiction by March 31, 2019.

The REC has been appointed as the nodal agency for coordinating the implementation of the scheme.

The prospective beneficiary households for free electricity connections under the scheme will be identified using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011 data.  

MP state govt. has launched this Saubhagya scheme on 22 December 2017. Saubhagya scheme along with the DDUGJY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana) will include approx. 45 lakh un-electrified households of MP.

The state govt. provides 5000 new electricity connections in Rewa District on the launch event of this scheme. MP government will identify beneficiaries on the basis of SECC-2011 data.

MP Saubhagya Scheme – Beneficiaries Identification

The state govt. will provide free electricity connections to the selected beneficiaries. Moreover, beneficiaries will get identified on the basis of data of Socio-Economic and Caste Census conducted in the FY 2011 (SECC-2011). Furthermore, to download the SECC-2011 data, use the link given below:-
SECC-2011 Data Download
However, the beneficiaries whose names does not appears in the SECC-2011 data can also get paid electricity connections. All such rural and urban households will receive electricity connections at just Rs. 500.

Saubhagya Scheme

Central government launches Saubhagya Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana earlier in the month of September. This scheme aims at providing electricity connections to every household in the country till December 2018. For this scheme, Central govt. has allotted a budget of Rs. 16,320 crore which also includes the Gross budgetary support of Rs. 12,320 crore.

The primary objective of Saubhagya Scheme is to achieve 24X7 power for all families rural and urban areas. All the states and Union Territories will achieve complete electrification till March 2019.

Central govt. has appointed REC as the nodal agency to provide coordination in the successful implementation of this scheme. Furthermore to see more details about the Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, please click the link given below:-
Saubhagya Scheme

 


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