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Just 28,000 households away from reaching 100 per cent electrification: Modi govt

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS | Edited by : CHANDAN.P
Published Feb 11, 2019, 4:05 pm IST
Updated Feb 11, 2019, 4:43 pm IST
Achieving 100 per cent household electrification was one of the aims of the present government.
To date, 16,94,616 and 7,07,727 households have been electrified in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, respectively.
 To date, 16,94,616 and 7,07,727 households have been electrified in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, respectively.

New Delhi: As it were 28,594 families have been cleared out to be energised over the nation, according to the official data by Ministry of Power. Of the number, whereas 20,134 households units are cleared out in Chhattisgarh, 8,460 are however to be zapped in Rajasthan, the Saubhagya dashboard appeared. To date, 16,94,616 and 7,07,727 family units have been electrified in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, respectively.

The Saubhagya Scheme envisages giving final mile network and electrification to all remaining families in rural as well as urban regions to realise widespread household electrification.

 

Accomplishing 100 per cent family jolt was one of the points of the show government. Be that as it may, it might not meet the self-imposed due date of December 2018 for the Scheme. For a town to qualify as ‘electrified’ under the Scheme, control cables from the network got to reach a transformer in each town and as it were 10 per cent of its households, counting open places (schools and wellbeing centres) ought to be connected.

“The task of household electrification is almost complete. As many as 2.5 crore unelectrified households were identified. All willing households will (under Saubhagya scheme) be provided electricity connection by March 2019,” Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had said in his budget speech, adding that till the financial year 2014, only about 2.5 crore households in the country were without electricity.

The Saubhagya Scheme or Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana may be a government venture to supply power to all families. The venture was reported in September 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said that the point was to total the jolt process by December 2018. On November 16, 2017, the government propelled website saubhagya.gov.in to spread data about the Scheme.

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