Ministry of Power of the Republic of India

02/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/06/2018 07:39

Ministry of Power, along with Department of Posts, for survey of un- electrified households in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

Ministry of Power, along with Department of Posts, for survey of un- electrified households in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

Over 78% of households in the country electrified: Shri R K Singh

Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, in a reply to a question on the status of electrified rural households in the country today informed the Rajya Sabha that out of the total 18.10 crore rural households in the country, around 14.16 crore households (78.24%) have been electrified. The status of the electrified rural houses in the States is updated by the respective State DISCOMs on the Saubhagya web-portal. Further, Ministry of Power has taken the help of Department of Posts for survey of un-electrified households in five States viz. Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, the Minister added.

So far, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have submitted 151 DPRs (77 rural grid + 27 rural off-grid+ 47 urban) on the online portal. Sanctions under Saubhagya are made against techno-economic appraisals and approvals of DPRs received, and disbursals made in a phased manner against completion of various activities & achievement of milestones as per scheme guidelines.

Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana - 'Saubhagya' in September 2017 with an outlay of Rs. 16,320 crores including a Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs. 12,320 crores. The objective of the scheme is to provide last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all households in rural and urban areas across the country.

State-wise details of rural households electrification

As on 15.01.2018

Sl. No.

State

Total No. of Rural Households

Total No. of Households Electrified

Balance No. of un-electrified Households

1

Andhra Pradesh

11,307,804

11,307,791

13

2

Arunachal Pradesh

230,818

149,690

81,128

3

Assam

5,195,259

2,793,648

2,401,611

4

Bihar

12,786,812

7,043,547

5,743,265

5

Chhattisgarh

4,929,495

4,304,608

624,887

6

Goa

128,208

128,208

-

7

Gujarat

6,673,460

6,673,222

238

8

Haryana

3,424,992

2,746,313

678,679

9

Himachal Pradesh

1,470,529

1,457,804

12,725

10

Jammu & Kashmir

1,273,430

1,007,155

266,275

11

Jharkhand

5,486,513

2,476,450

3,010,063

12

Karnataka

9,363,675

8,696,768

666,907

13

Kerala

7,104,123

7,104,020

103

14

Madhya Pradesh

11,485,955

7,171,852

4,314,103

15

Maharashtra

13,947,231

13,606,525

340,706

16

Manipur

375,335

273,111

102,224

17

Meghalaya

463,022

323,755

139,267

18

Mizoram

110,386

99,430

10,956

19

Nagaland

204,989

99,940

105,049

20

Odisha

8,501,882

5,283,111

3,218,771

21

Puducherry

95,046

94,704

342

22

Punjab

3,689,273

3,689,273

-

23

Rajasthan

9,150,183

7,149,395

2,000,788

24

Sikkim

37,281

31,653

5,628

25

Tamil Nadu

10,285,848

10,285,848

-

26

Telangana

5,963,923

5,580,243

383,680

27

Tripura

731,398

526,104

205,294

28

Uttar Pradesh

30,245,532

15,650,456

14,595,076

29

Uttarakhand

1,732,666

1,547,585

185,081

30

West Bengal

14,659,597

14,363,132

296,465

Total

18,10,54,665

14,16,65,341

3,93,89,324

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