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Thursday, March 29

Skill India to support Saubhagya Scheme.

TNPSC Current Affairs - March 2018 by TNPSC Guru

Ministry of Power  joined with  Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states chosen for speedy implementation SAUBHAGYA scheme.

SAUBHAGYA (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna) aims to achieve household electrification across the country by December 2019 

About Soubhagya scheme and its benefits. 
  • SAUBHAGYA Scheme aim to achieving electrification to the entire willing household of rural and urban in the country by December 2019
  • 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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