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Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II: Government policies 

In News: SAUBHAGYA completes four years of successful implementation

  • 2.82 crore households have been electrified since the launch of SAUBHAGYA
  • A dedicated toll-free helpline in place to identify and provide electricity connections to remaining unelectrified households

About Saubhagya Scheme

  • Saubhagya Scheme aims to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of the country.
  • The scheme primarily benefits rural areas, which have vast majority of households without power connections.
  • The beneficiaries for free electricity connection would be identified using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.
  • Expected outcomes –
    • Environmental upgradation by substitution of Kerosene for lighting purposes
    • Improvement education services
    • Better health services
    • Enhanced connectivity through radio, television, mobiles, etc.
    • Increased economic activities and jobs
    • Improved quality of life especially for women

News Source: PIB

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