Saubhagya Yojana (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana)
The objective of the Saubhagya or Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana is to achieve universal household electrification by providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all households in rural and urban areas in India.
The scheme intends to provide electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in rural as well as urban areas.
Under Saubhagya, single point wiring along with a LED bulb, mobile charging points and switch etc. would be provided and no cost on this account shall be charged by the DISCOM. However, if the household desires to use more power points, the additional wiring and appliances etc. would have to be arranged by the household itself. Every household and consumer shall have to pay for the consumption as per the tariff of the DISCOM.
The cost of electricity consumption shall have to be paid by the respective consumers as per prevailing tariff of the DISCOM based on metered consumption.
This scheme is for all the un-electrified households in all the villages and for all the poor households in all the towns in any of the State/UTs of the country.
Any proof of identity like Voter ID / Passport / Driving License / Ration Card / Aadhaar Card etc. is sufficient to apply for electricity connection.
How to Apply
DISCOM of your area would organize camps in villages / cluster of villages and prior information about such camps would be widely publicised. You need to simply approach DISCOM officials in the camp and your application for the connection shall be registered on spot. Electricity connection shall be released by the DISCOM after due verification, mostly on spot. In case, you are not able to get information about the camp, you can also approach the nearest DISCOM office for necessary guidance. In the meantime, if you like, you may please give your contact details to us and somebody from the concerned agency would contact you.
There is no upfront fee or charges for obtaining electricity connection under Saubhagya. Non-poor households will have to pay 10 installments of Rs. 50 each along with the bill each month (total Rs. 500).
Around 2,53,00582 household were targeted to be covered under the Saubhagya scheme.Out of this, around 2,52,80746 households have been provided power connection so far
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