Important Topic: Saubhagya Scheme - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
Important Topics for Competitive Exams
The objective of the Saubhagya Scheme is 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 the country. So even in electrified villages, its aim is to provide electricity connection to un-electrified households.
Poor households would be provided electricity connections free of cost. Other households would also be provided electricity connections under the scheme on payment of Rs.500 only which shall be recovered by the DISCOMs/Power Departments in ten (10) instalments along with electricity bill.
Under the scheme for households located in remote and inaccessible areas, solar power packs of 200 to 300 Watt and battery back with 5 LED light, 1 DC Fan, 1 DC power plug along with repair and maintenance for 5 years would be provided.