10 Things to know about Saubhagya Yojana Scheme

10 Things to know about Saubhagya Yojana Scheme-minThings to know about Saubhagya Yojana Scheme

On Monday, Prime Minister, Mr.Narendra Modi has launched Saubhagya Yojana Scheme. There were several messages floating on social media saying Saubhagya Yojana Scheme offers free electricity to thousands of families in India. While this is true to some extent, one should know complete information about such scheme. What is Saubhagya Yojana Scheme all about? Who would get benefitted from Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana “Saubhagya” scheme ? Don’t come to conclusion with social media posts which are half cooked. Nothing comes free in life.

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10 Things to know about Saubhagya Yojana Scheme

In 2015, the prime minister had announced to electrify the remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages in 1,000 days in his Independence Day speech. However, the Power Ministry is expected to electrify all habited villages by December this year.

On Monday, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has launched a Rs. 16,320 crore scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’,  to provide electricity connections to over 4 crore families in rural and urban areas by December 2018.

1) Saubhagya Yojana Scheme promises free electricity connections for 4 Crore rural households.

2) This scheme is named as Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana Saubhagya Scheme. In short it is Saubhagya Yojana Scheme.

3) With this scheme, poor families can have access to power.

4) Govt. of India would fund this and the total cost of such decision is expected to be Rs 16,320 Crores. The benefit of rural household outlays to Rs 14,025 Crores and urban household outlays to Rs 2,295 Crores.

5) Under this scheme, electricity connection will be delivered at the door step of the rural poors and they do need not go after government officials. Beneficiaries shall be identified and their application for electricity connection along with applicant photograph and identity proof shall be registered on spot, the statement said.

6) This scheme would help poor families which has 1 Fan and 4 LED bulbs in a house.

7) Saubhagya Yojana Scheme will include access to electricity, substitution to kerosene, improvement of health and education services, improvement of public safety etc.,

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8) Scheme also aims to provide increased job opportunities especially for women in daily chores.

9) This scheme aims to un-electrify over 3,000 villages from a total of 18,000 villages which was identified 3 years back.

10) Under the scheme, the government proposes to provide electricity to all households by December 2018, ahead of the earlier target of March, 2019.

Conclusion: Stop spreading free electricity slogan on social media and spread news about free electricity for poor families. If possible spread this news to any of your friends / relatives who are living in rural areas. Provide this info to your maid /driver whose friends or relatives might be in villages.

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10 Things to know about Saubhagya Yojana Scheme

Suresh KP


  1. Also request to suggest us the stocks that are going to get benefited the most. Expecting your trademark post on this sir ..

  2. Hi Suresh ji,

    Can you please provide details/ references on how to apply under this scheme?  What are the qualifications to get eligible under this scheme? Since you mentioned that it is not completely free of cost, what charges do the applicants need to incur? Please clarify.



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