In 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 16,320 crore-electricity-for-all scheme called the PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or Saubhagya. The aim was to electrify all households, both rural and urban, in the country by December 2018 – a goal claimed to have been met.
India set to achieve 100% household electrification by Jan-end under Saubhagya scheme; official says only 3.58 lakh homes await power
India is all set to achieve 100 percent household electrification by the month end, with 2.44 crore families having received power connections out of the targeted 2.48 crore under the Rs 16,320-crore Saubhagya scheme, an official said. The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) was launched in September 2017.