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 likely to achieve 100% household electrification by month-end; 2.44 cr households get power connections under Saubhagya scheme
Achieving 100 percent household electrification was one of the aims of the present government.
Narendra Modi reviews household electrification scheme, discusses last-mile connectivity, power distribution
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress in the key infrastructure sectors of power, renewable energy, petroleum and natural gas, coal and mining.