SAUBHAGYA scheme, old wine in new bottle

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 30 October 2017

The Government of India has launched SAUBHAGYA scheme for providing universal electricity access to all households in India by March 2019. The government estimates that there are 46 million unelectrified households in India at present and this scheme will primarily target the 30 million below poverty line households not covered by other ongoing electrification schemes. Target households will be provided free or nominally priced connections (but not free electricity). Households


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