Prime Minister Modi launched a new scheme “Saubhagya” on September 25, 2017, to provide 24-hour power to everyone. This information was provided by Power Minister R K Singh on Saturday. Singh refuses to tell more about the scheme but it is believed that under this scheme all the villages of the country will be electrified by December of this year.
R K Singh said that the Center has asked the State Governments to prepare the projects of electrification, for which the Center will issue funds after giving consent. According to official sources, the name of the scheme will be “Saubhagya” and under this, subsidies for transformers, meters, and wires will be available. This was also the main agenda of the cabinet meeting. After the cabinet meeting, the Finance Minister stated about the scheme and said that this plan will be confirmed after our decision.
The government is working rapidly to provide electricity to all the villages and has made the target of 2019 to provide 24 hours electricity to all. Speaking about reforms in the power sector, R K Singh said that the government is going to tighten the laws related to buying electricity. Singh informed that by the end of this year, he has set a target of producing 20 Thousand MW of power from the wind and 20 Thousand MW of power through solar power.
He said that most consumers will shift on prepaid electricity connections, which will compensate the losses incurred by the power companies. Apart from this, the government is also focusing on increasing NTPC’s capacity to meet the power demand. The government is considering the promotion of power purchase advancement to meet the power demand of state governments. Singh said, “India is on the path of development and demand for electricity will increase.”
With this move, the commitment of providing 24-hours electricity and power every house objective will be accomplished, which was led by Modi in the early days of the elections. At last, there is provision made by the Indian Government in terms of electricity accessibility for each and every home of India.