State seeks Rs 1100 crore from Centre for power connections – NYOOOZ

Summary: Energy department officials said the state is most likely to be benefited by the incentive as it is set to achieve 100% electrification by December 2018.The energy department is also set to achieve 100% rural electrification by December-end.
Sources said out of the targeted 39,073 villages in the state, only around 400 are left for electrification.
However, Saubhagya scheme envisages payment of power installation charges to every household by the Centre and state in 60:40.The scheme also stipulates that Centre would pay 75% of the cost to those states which achieve the desired targets on or before time.
We are working on a war footing to electrify those villages by December,” Lakshmanan said.
“The remaining villages are located in diaras in Supaul, river embankment areas in Saharsa and some remote areas in Katihar, Kaimur and Rohtas.

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PATNA: The state energy department is to submit within a week a detailed project report to the Centre to seek Rs1100 crore for providing household electricity connections under Saubhagya scheme that envisages payment of power installation charges to every household in 60:40 ratio by the Centre and state, respectively.The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or Saubhagya scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi on September 25 aims at providing electricity connections to over 4 crore families in rural and urban areas by December 2018.State energy department has already provided meter-based electricity supply to more than 13 lakh households till date under Mukhya Mantri Vidyut Sambandh Yojana, commonly known as Har Ghar Bijli scheme, which was launched by CM Nitish Kumar on November 15 last year. The state has allocated Rs1,896 crore for providing electricity to 35 lakh APL (above poverty line) households under the scheme.“We will submit the DPR to the Centre within a week for seeking central government’s share under Saubhagya scheme,” South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited managing director R Lakshmanan told TOI on Tuesday.The beneficiaries under Har Ghar Bijli scheme are required to pay Rs2,200 in 10 easy instalments for electricity connection. However, Saubhagya scheme envisages payment of power installation charges to every household by the Centre and state in 60:40.The scheme also stipulates that Centre would pay 75% of the cost to those states which achieve the desired targets on or before time , As Reported By TOI.

According to the Newspaper,Energy department officials said the state is most likely to be benefited by the incentive as it is set to achieve 100% electrification by December 2018.The energy department is also set to achieve 100% rural electrification by December-end. Sources said out of the targeted 39,073 villages in the state, only around 400 are left for electrification. “The remaining villages are located in diaras in Supaul, river embankment areas in Saharsa and some remote areas in Katihar, Kaimur and Rohtas.



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