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States add 1.1 million families to un-electrified list, shows data

Under Saubhagya, the Centre provided 60 per cent of the project finance to states for giving connections to rural households, and the rest was borne by states

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The sanction from the Centre for this new round of electrification by the states stood at Rs 4,100 crore till August 2021. Since then, of the 1.1 million new identified houses, 400,000 have been electrified

Shreya Jai New Delhi
Two years after the Centre’s flagship village electrification scheme Saubhagya concluded with the government claiming 99.9 per cent success, several states have added close to 1.1 million rural households that remain to be connected to the electricity grid.

This new list includes earlier unwilling households that have now agreed to have a metered connection and also those built or discovered in the states’ surveys since 2019.

Assam and Uttar Pradesh are the states that have the majority of such new addi­tions. Officials said household electrification was an ongoing process and, despite the Saubhagya scheme concluding, states continued to come up

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First Published: Jun 27 2022 | 11:38 PM IST

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