DMPQ- What is Saubhagaya Scheme? Write down the expected outcome of the scheme?

According to the scheme, The States and Union Territories are required to complete the works of household electrification by the 31st of December 2018.

The beneficiaries for free electricity connections would be identified using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data. However, un-electrified households not covered under the SECC data would also be provided electricity connections under the scheme on payment of Rs. 500 which shall be recovered by DISCOMs in 10 instalments through electricity bill.

The solar power packs of 200 to 300 Wp with battery bank for un-electrified households located in remote and inaccessible areas, comprises of Five LED lights, One DC fan, One DC power plug. It also includes the Repair and Maintenance (R&M) for 5 years.

The expected outcome of the Scheme is as follows:

(a)    Environmental upgradation by substitution of Kerosene for lighting purposes

(b)   Improvement education services

(c)    Better health services

(d)   Enhanced connectivity through radio, television, mobiles, etc.

(e)    Increased economic activities and jobs

(f)    Improved quality of life especially for women


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