about the Pradhan mantri sahaj bijli har ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA)
The Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya in October, 2017 with the objective to achieve universal household electrification by providing electricity connections to all un-electrified households in rural areas and all poor households in urban areas in the country.
The electricity connection to households include release of electricity connections by drawing a service cable from the nearest pole to the household premise, installation of energy meter, wiring for a single light point with LED bulb and a mobile charging point. In case the electricity pole is not available nearby from household for drawing service cable, the erection of additional pole along with conductor and associated accessories shall also be covered under the scheme
Under the scheme, as on 31.03.2019, all households were reported electrified by the States, except 18,734 households in Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected areas of Chhattisgarh. Subsequently, seven States namely Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh reported that around 19.09 lakh un-electrified households, identified before 31.03.2019, which were unwilling earlier, have later on expressed willingness to get electricity connections(reported by a govt site).
the objective of this scheme
- Electricity for all,
- Reduced environmental degradation by ruling out the use of Kerosene for lighting purposes.
- Improved educational services.
- Improved health services.
- Improvement in communication.
- Improvement in public safety and quality of life, primarily for women.
- Increased employment opportunities.
- Increased economic activity.
Full Overview Of Pradhan mantri sahaj bijli har ghar Yojana
|Name Of Scheme||Pradhan mantri sahaj bijli har ghar Yojana|
|Launched By||Government Of India|
|Coverage area||all over India|
|Implementation||launched in 2017,|
|Objectives||to ensure that electric bulbs are lit in every house in india|
|benefits||Electricity for all, free electricity connections to all households (both APL and poor families) in rural areas and poor families in urban areas will be provided|
|Beneficiaries||Residential of india|
|Application Starts||Already Started|
All willing households in rural areas and poor families in urban areas were identified using Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data 2011 having at least one deprivation.
1) BPL households only identified by the States
2)really poor households who do not have BPL cards but are not capable of paying applicable initial connection charges
3)There may not be an electricity pole nearby and the cost of erection of additional pole, the conductor is also chargeable from the households for obtaining a connection.
free electricity connections to all households (both APL and poor families) in rural areas and poor families in urban areas will be provided
The beneficiary household gets –
1) One LED lights,
2)one DC power plug,
3) Repair and Maintenance of Meter Only (R&M) for 5 years.
1)Aadhar card of Applicant
2)Voter ID card
4)Passport Size photograph
5)site map of the connection area
how to apply
contact your nearest electric office