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Wednesday, September 27

Prime Minister Launches Saubhagya Scheme

TNPSC Current Affairs - September 2017 by TNPSC Guru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Rs 6,320 crore Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijili Har Ghar Yojana or “Saubhagya Scheme” to ensure electrification to all the willing household of rural and urban in the country by December 2018.

About Soubhagya scheme and its benefits.
  • It is a new scheme to provide fee electricity to all willing household in rural and Urban areas.
  • The beneficiaries for the scheme will identify using SECC (Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 data.
  • If the households not covered under SECC will be provided free electricity under scheme on payment of Rs 500 in 10 instalments which will be recovered by DISCOMs .
  • The main objective of the scheme is, it will be substitution to Kerosene which helps to meet India’s commitment towards global Climate change , helps in improvement in education services, health services, connectivity , economic activities and jobs, also improvement in quality of life especially women.
  • The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) is  the nodal agency for the operationalization of the scheme. 

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