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As many as 8 states achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya Yojana

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As many as 8 states have achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya Yojana. The eight states include Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal. Thus a total 15 States in the country now have 100 % household electrification.

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While speaking to media after the ‘Review, Planning & Monitoring (RPM) Meeting with States and State Power Utilities’ in New Delhi on Thursday, MoS RK Singh said, “8 States have achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya Yojana.”

“Many more State like Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh etc. are left with small number of un-electrified households and expected to achieve saturation any time.” said Minister RK Singh adding that with the present pace of electrification, Nation is expected to achieve 100% saturation in the country by 31st December, 2018.

The Minister further said, “Achievement of 100% household electrification in the country would be a major milestone in the direction to achieve 24×7 power for all. The Government is committed to ensure 24×7 access to electricity for all by 31st March 2019.” The Minister also informed that as many as 2.1 crore connections have been released under Saubhagya so far.

Saubhagya – ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ was launched in September, 2017 with the objective to provide access to electricity to all the remaining households in the country.

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