• Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya
  • It aims to make electricity accessible to every household by the end of 2018.
  • Under the scheme poor households which have no access to electricity will be provided electricity connections free of cost.
  • The beneficiaries for free electricity connections would be identified using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.
  • This scheme endeavours to improve electricity access within villages that are already classified as “electrified”, according to the criterion that 10% of households enjoy access to electricity.
  • The solar power packs with battery bank for un-electrified households located in remote and inaccessible areas will be provided.
  • The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) will remain the nodal agency for the operationalization of the scheme throughout the country.