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The scheme was launched in the state on October 11, 2017. A majority of the consumers are not paying bills for their power consumption.(Representational Image)

Saubhagya scheme for electrification: 82% rural power bills unpaid in UP since April

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Data showed that 82.27% of rural consumers have not paid even a single electricity bill during the current financial year since April. While around 17% among the over two crore rural consumers have paid their bills at least once in the current financial year
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According to data, the government has spent Rs 10,544 crore on the “Saubhagya” scheme with 10 states achieving 100% electrification.(HT/Picture for representation)
According to data, the government has spent Rs 10,544 crore on the “Saubhagya” scheme with 10 states achieving 100% electrification.(HT/Picture for representation)

Karnataka, Assam, Uttar Pradesh lag behind in electrification race

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 07:49 AM IST
Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Assam are the large states lagging in terms of performance in the NDA government’s ambitious “Saubhagya” household electrification scheme with 18.8 million households electrified since October 11 last year with another 11 million awaiting electrification.
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While the UPPCL authorities are in an overdrive by holding special camps to issue electricity connections to more than 1.50 crore households that still do not have access to electricity.(HT Photo)
While the UPPCL authorities are in an overdrive by holding special camps to issue electricity connections to more than 1.50 crore households that still do not have access to electricity.(HT Photo)

Derailing Saubhagya: Slum-dwellers being denied power connections against rules?

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2018 12:52 PM IST
Many UP Power Corporation Ltd engineers are apparently derailing the government’s ambitious Saubhagya Yojana by allegedly denying electricity connections to slum-dwellers who are unable to furnish an ownership proof or consent letter from property owners.
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A large number of people are just not showing any interest in subscribing to free electricity connections despite the UP Power Corporation Ltd having pulled out all the stops to convince them to take one.(Representative image)
A large number of people are just not showing any interest in subscribing to free electricity connections despite the UP Power Corporation Ltd having pulled out all the stops to convince them to take one.(Representative image)

Saubhagya scheme: 40% households in UP reluctant to take free power

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Aiming to provide electricity to each and every household by March 2019, the Modi government’s much publicised Saubhagya scheme is most likely to miss the target in the country’s biggest state where more than 33% households are yet to be given electricity connection.
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According to government records, 95,000 dhanis and all 43,199 inhabited villages have been electrified in the state.(Bloomberg)
According to government records, 95,000 dhanis and all 43,199 inhabited villages have been electrified in the state.(Bloomberg)

State aims to electrify all households by September

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 10:02 PM IST
A look at the official data reveals that out of 19.56 lakh non-electrified rural households in Rajasthan, 2.45 lakh have been electrified.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the launch of Buddha Jayanti celebrations organised by the ministry of culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in New Delhi on Monday. Modi has said all villages in India have now been connected with electricity.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the launch of Buddha Jayanti celebrations organised by the ministry of culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in New Delhi on Monday. Modi has said all villages in India have now been connected with electricity.(PTI)

Household electrification level in rural areas is more than 82%: Centre

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 09:58 PM IST
The government also said the definition of village electrification --- of connecting at least 10 per cent households in it --- had lost relevance in view of the actual levels of electrification achieved.
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