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Skill India and Ministry of Power Collaborates to Support Saubhagya Scheme Details



Skill India and Ministry of Power Collaborates to Support Saubhagya Scheme- Details, Features, About

The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Power has partnered on 27th March 2018, to fasten the implementation process of its Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna (Saubhagya Scheme).

The partnership made is aimed for speedy execution of the scheme, eventually to provide training to manpower of six Indian states which include Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.

Under this partnership, around 47,000 Distribution Lineman-Multi Skills and 8,500 Technical Helpers will be trained to meet the requirement of power sector projects under Saubhagya scheme.

Under this partnership, training infrastructures will be available in ITIs at district level as well with State Power Distribution Utilities which will be utilized for skill training of candidates ensuring successful implementation of scheme.

About Saubhagya Scheme

The Saubhagya scheme aims to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of the country. It will primarily benefit in remote or rural areas, which have the largesr majority of households without power connections.

Under the Saubhagya scheme free connections will be provided to people below poverty line (BPL) households and even for those who are not covered under BPL category can avail electricity connection by paying Rs. 500 in 10 installments out of their monthly bill.

The Saubhagya scheme is also believed to generate maximum employment in India.


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