SAUBHAGYA scheme launched in Manipur

Q.  What does SAUBHAGYA stand for?
- Published on 01 Dec 17

a. Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
b. Pradhan Mantri Sheetal Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
c. Pradhan Mantri Sahansheel Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
d. Pradhan Mantri Samajik Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

ANSWER: Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
 
SAUBHAGYA scheme launched in ManipurThe Union Ministry of Power launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) in Manipur. Total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rural households and 0.13 lakh urban households) of Manipur are proposed to be included under scheme.

Union Government will provide the required financial assistance for strengthening and improvement of infrastructure in the power sector in Manipur.

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA)

The Union Ministry of Power launched had Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana -"Saubhagya" in September 2017 with an aim to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of country by providing last mile electricity connectivity to all rural and urban households.

Under the scheme, government will provide free electricity to all households identified under Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data 2011. The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) is nodal agency for operationalisation of scheme throughout country. For easy & accelerated implementation of Scheme, modern technology will be used for household survey by using Mobile App.

Gram Panchayat/Public institutions in rural areas will be authorised to collect application forms along with complete documentation, distribute bills and collect revenue in consultation with Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

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