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India close to 100 per cent household electrification, 19K families left in Chhattisgarh

India has moved closer to achieving 100 per cent household electrification under the Rs 16,320 crore Saubhagya scheme as only 19,836 families in Chhattisgarh are left due to naxal issues.

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Raipur Updated on: March 01, 2019 20:16 IST
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India has moved closer to achieving 100 per cent household electrification under the Rs 16,320 crore Saubhagya scheme as only 19,836 families in Chhattisgarh are left due to naxal issues. 

According to the Saubhagya portal, as many as 2,53,00,582 households were targetted to be energised under the scheme. Of this 2,52,80,746 families have been provided power connection so far, translating into 99.92 per cent electrification in the country.

An official said, "The state government is working on to electrify these 19,836 families in Chhattisgarh. The tall order of energising all households in the country by March 31, 2019 under Saubhagya scheme will be achieved."

Now India has 21,34,69,437 crore electrified families across the country. 

Earlier this week, Power Minister R K Singh had said during a state power ministers conference that the work under the Saubhagya scheme is affected due to naxal or left wing extremism as they dont want electricity which can connect people to outer world. 

Till recently, few thousand houses were also left out to be electrified in Rajasthan. 

Now Rajasthan has achieved 100 per cent household electrification. 

Chhattisgarh is the only state which is left to achieve the feat. 

But it is moving closer to the goal with 99.65 per cent household electrification in the statement. 

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana(Saubhagya) was launched in September 2017.

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