PM Saubhagya Yojana

Acknowledging the need to make energy accessible to every household in the country, the government of India started the Saubhagya scheme.

What does the PM Saubhagya Yojana entail?

The electricity connection to household basically includes the release of electricity connections by getting a service cable from the nearest electricity pole to the premises of the household devoid of electricity, post which there will be the installation of energy meter, wiring for a single point with LED bulb and a charging point for charging mobile devices.

The scheme was launched in New Delhi on September 25, 2017.

Features of the scheme

The scheme primarily aims to offer the following:

  • Electricity access to all households willing to subscribe to the plan
  • Households get to substitute primitive sources of energy like fuel
  • Considerable improvement in health service
  • Improvement in communication facility and better access to services
  • Enhanced public safety
  • Increased job opportunities
  • Better quality of life especially for women in rural areas

Highlights of the scheme

  1. The scheme was basically launched on the occasion of the birth centenary celebration of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya which falls on the 25th of September.
  2. The scheme aims to accomplish its goal, which is 24×7 power for all and to provide electricity connection to households across the nation.
  3. The scheme promises to provide subsidies on equipments like transformers, wires, and electric meters.
  4. Power connections will be provided in urban as well as rural areas.

In conclusion

Getting the nation on the power grid has become vitally important to ensure holistic development. This scheme, therefore, is a brilliant move in the direction of progress.

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Prime minister-launched schemes in India

Over the years of Indian Politics, many prime ministers have implemented schemes and welfare initiatives. These schemes are mainly funded by the central government of India and also by the state governments. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, and Narendra Modi have worked for the betterment of society.

One unique aspect of the schemes is their catchy names, such as Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities Mission. The names have much more attention from masses. The government of India under the influence of prime ministers has doubled many of its flagship schemes and programs. Recently, on May 31, 2019, the government declared to extend PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. The scheme was originally available to only some categories of farmers; it has now been made available to all farmers in the country. Under this scheme, farmers are annually paid Rs. 6,000 in three installments. Over 145 million people would be benefitted from this. Launched by September 2018, PM Jan Arogya Yojana would be targeting 107 million people. New Jal Shakti Ministry has been announced with the aim of availing piped water to all Indian families by 2024. Schemes have also been launched for better skill-training activities and entrepreneurship, such as Skill India Mission and Make in India Mission. The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was launched in 2005 for social security purposes, promising livelihood and employment to rural areas.

There are many pension-related schemes for our country’s farmers, traders, and entrepreneurs. Startup India is one of the flagship initiatives launched for strengthening startup culture and professional ecosystem. While prime ministers-launched schemes have done the best to fix agricultural crisis, employment and investment are expected to be next on the government’s agenda.