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Saubhagya Scheme: Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang District achieves 100% electrification

The Pasighat Electrical division of the state has electrified 2,662 households which were earlier left out till the end of previous year. The Pasighat Electrical Division falls under Pasighat Electrical Circle-II in East Siang district.

Jan 4, 2019 11:54 IST
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The East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh achieved 100 percent electrification under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya Scheme).  

The information was given by the Arunachal Pradesh’s Power Department on January 2, 2019.

Key highlights

The Pasighat Electrical division of the state has electrified 2,662 households which were earlier left out till the end of December 2017.

The division has achieved the target covering a total 71 villages under the district, excluding Pangin sub-division Nari-Koyu.

It covered 29 villages in Ruksin, 23 in Pasighat and 19 in Mebo sub-divisions of East Siang District bordering Assam.

The department has almost completed installation of transformers to energise the covered villages.

The Pasighat Electrical Division falls under Pasighat Electrical Circle-II in East Siang district.

On the other hand, the power department has electrified 1,483 villages under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya-Gram Jyoti Yojana in the state, thereby given power connectivity to rural people under the flagship scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya)

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• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Rs 16320-Crore ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana'- Saubhagya on September 25, 2017 to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

• The scheme aims to achieve the goal of universal household electrification in the country by March 31, 2019.

• The scheme envisages providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining households in rural as well as urban areas.

• With the support of State Power Departments and DISCOMs, more than 1.65 crore households have already been connected since the launch of scheme.

• The Eligibility for free electricity will be identified through Caste Census of 2011 and on the basis of Socio-Economic.

• The Households that do not fall under the free criteria of this scheme will be provided electricity at a sum of Rs 500.

• To identify and register beneficiaries under the Saubhagya scheme, a mobile app will be used.

• Households in remote areas like hilly or tribal areas where providing electricity is not feasibile, will be provided with solar power packs of 200 to 300 Wp (Watt peak).

• The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) has been appointed as the nodal agency for the implementation of the Saubhagya scheme.

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