MoP announces award under Saubhagya scheme

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced an award of Rs 1 billion for states that complete household electrification early under the Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana. Apart from discoms, the employees would collectively get Rs 5 million for completing the task of electrifying households. Three categories of states will compete under the scheme – special category states (the Northeast and other hilly states); one pool of states where the number of households to be electrified is less than 0.5 million; and another pool would cover the states that have more than 0.5 million households to be electrified. States like Gujarat, Punjab, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh, which have already achieved 99 per cent household electrification, will not be considered for the award.

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