Last Updated On: August 23, 2021
The Saubhagya Scheme or Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana is Central Government Scheme to provide electricity to all households. The project was announced in September 2017 by Prime Minister of India, the aim was to complete the electrification process by December 2018. Certain households identified via the Socio-economic and Caste Census (SECC) of 2011 will be eligible for free electricity connections, while others will be charged Rs. 500.
Under Saubhagaya scheme LED bulbs, wire, holders, switches etc are to be provided to BPL families free of cost.
In the rural areas, families other than BPL families electricity connection has to be provided for Rs. 500. Consumer has to pay the amount in 10 equal installments of Rs. 50 in each bill, in the urban areas, the BPL families will be provided free power connection.
It is a provision that families of rural areas, which are not possible to issue electrical assemblies through grid supply, have to be published through solar energy.
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