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Asked on 25 August, 2018

When was the Saubhagya scheme launched?

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The Saubhagya Scheme was announced by PM Narendra Modi and launched by Power Ministry. It aims to provide last mile electric connectivity to all rural and urban households at a cost of Rs. 16,320cr by Dec'18. Of the outlay, over Rs. 14,000 is proposed for rural households.

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Asked on 25 August, 2018

What are the advantages of Saubhagya scheme?

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Saubhagya scheme can not only improve the lives of people in un-electrified areas but also help distressed power generating and distributing companies. Also, the scheme can boost economic activity, improve education, create jobs (in remote regions), and reduce pollution by curbing kerosene usage for lighting purposes.

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Asked on 25 August, 2018

How can we apply for Saubhagya Scheme?

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The application procedure will be held offline. Under the scheme, distribution companies organize camps in villages for identifying beneficiaries and filling up of application forms. To ensure on-the-spot registrations, modern IT technology with a web portal/mobile app is used. Gram Panchayats and other rural public institutions are also authorized to collect applications and complete documentation(Applicant's photo, a copy of address and identification proof).

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Asked on 25 August, 2018

What is offered under Saubhagya Scheme?

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The Saubhagya Scheme, launched by Power Ministry, aims to provide last mile electric connectivity to all rural and urban households at a cost of Rs. 16,320cr by Dec'18. Of the outlay, over Rs. 14,000 is proposed for rural households. All rural households, both BPL (Below Poverty Line) and APL (Above Poverty Line) families, and BPL families in urban areas can avail free electricity connections.