Power-for-all scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya on Monday.
The aim of the project is to provide electricity to all rural and urban households in the country. The cost of the project is estimated to be ₹16,320-crore.
The improvement of educational and health services, communication services, and public safety in the country will also be covered by the Saubhagya scheme.
The government has also announced that the scheme will enable an increase in job opportunities and better quality of life for women in rural and urban parts of India.
The government has set the target of ‘power-for-all’ by December 2018.