The new scheme, Saubhagya, seeks to ensure universal household electrification, that is, in both rural and urban areas.Under Saubhagya, beneficiaries will be identified using the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.
The identified poor households will get free electricity connections. Other households not covered under the SECC, will be provided electricity connections at a cost of Rs 500. This amount will be collected by the electricity distribution companies in 10 instalments.
The state discoms will execute the electrification works through contractors or other suitable agencies. Information technology (mobile apps, web portals) will be used to organise camps in villages to identify beneficiaries. In order to accelerate the process, applications for electricity connections will be completed on the spot.
SPV based stand-alone system shall be provided for the households located at the remote and inaccessible areas where grid extension is not feasible or cost effective. Such households shall be provided 5 LED Bulbs, 1 DC fan and 1 DC Power plug free of cost. http://saubhagya.gov.in/