Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Assessment of un-electrified rural households, 23/07/2019

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Assessment of un-electrified rural households, 23/07/2019. As reported by the States, all inhabited census villages across the country stood electrified on 28.04.2018, including Assam and other North Eastern States. Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya in October, 2017 with the objective to achieve universal household electrification by providing electricity connections to all willing un-electrified households in rural and all poor households in urban areas across the country, by March, 2019. All States have declared electrification of all households on Saubhagya portal, except 18,734 households in LWE affected areas of Chhattisgarh as on 31.03.2019. As reported by the States, 2.63 crore households were electrified up to 31.03.2019 across the country including Assam and other North Eastern States, since launch of the scheme on 11.10.2017. State-wise detail is at Annexure.

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