Modi government flagship Saubhagya scheme achieves 95% target; universal electricity access close to reality

16 Jan 2019
Ms Astha Gupta

In April 2018, the country achieved 100% village electrification—its first major milestone in this regard. This effectively means that now every village in the country has the requisite infrastructure and the network connectivity required to achieve the next major milestone, which is universal household electrification. The world’s largest rural electrification programme of its kind, what sets the Saubhagya scheme apart is that its scope of interventions expand beyond the village-level infrastructure development and electrifying the below poverty line (BPL) households, to include all the non-electrified households in the country, taking a granular and targeted approach towards achieving universal electrification.

Rural electrification
Energy policy
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