Saubhagya Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana) {सौभाग्य: प्रधानमंत्री सहज बिजली हर घर योजना}

Updated on May 09, 2020

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana was launched by the central government. The scheme was launched with the motive to provide electricity in rural and remote areas where people do not have this facility. The time when this scheme was introduced, the central government announced that each and every house in a rural and remote area will get a nonstop power supply 24X7.

Details about Saubhagya Yojana

  • This scheme was launched by the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister of the country Shree Narendra Modi
  • The scheme was launched in a meeting that was held on Sep 2017 by the cabinet at the Birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
  • This scheme was completely implemented in rural and remote areas from December 2017.
  • The entire process of implementation of this scheme will be completed in the 3 in various rural areas as well as remote villages.

Key features of Saubhagya Yojana

There are main key features of the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana are mentioned below.

Serving the purpose 

This scheme will benefit both rural and urban areas in its initial stage but the main motive of this scheme by the central government to provide power supply to each home in the rural as well as remote areas.

Evaluation factor 

As per the various sources, this scheme will be completely implemented by the central government in 2018 and the overall evaluation will be easily done by the end of the year 2019. There are some issues between the state and central governments that are necessary to be resolved.

Power consumption regulations 

There may be chances that the central government has to do some changes in the guidelines as well as in regulation because the government aims to implement this scheme and to offer electricity to each home within rural and remote areas. So it is sure that the government needs to purchase electricity from the central government that owned electricity generation plants to help the people living in rural areas with 100% electricity.

Use of solar and wind power

There is a high chance that to complete the growing demand and need of the electricity government must have to try new methods to generate more electricity like from renewable sources that are solar and wind power. But the electricity that was generated from renewable sources will be costly because of the high cost of power generation and this may also reduce the profit.

Bid placing for electricity

It is sure that the government will assess the process of placing bids for power. This process will implement by the government in December 2017 for generating 20,000 Mega Watts electricity with the help of wind and solar energy.

Green Power

If the government will generate electricity with the help of solar and wind power then this will also help to promote the concept of Green power supply. This will able to maintain thermal power generation plants to equilibrium production of electricity.

Promoting the concept of Digital India

If the government will get successful in providing electricity most homes in rural as well as remote villages then the more people will get it is certain that more access to connect with to digital India movement.

Eligibility Criteria for Saubhagya Yojana

The central government has not mentioned complete eligibility criteria to get registered as well as to take benefits under the scheme. But in the upcoming stages when the scheme will get its complete implementation then the eligibility criteria shall be announced by the central government. 

  • As for now, the scheme is valid for the people who are living in rural areas as well as in remote villages and do not have any access to electricity in their houses.

  • The beneficiary must be from the poor family o have the certificate of below the poverty line.

  • The beneficiary must have a backward class category certificate.

Documents needed for Saubhagya Scheme

To get registered and to take benefit of this scheme the applicant must have to submit some documents at the time of registration. The documents needed to submit are mentioned below-

  • The candidate has to provide proof of residential address.

  • The applicant has to provide details of the ration card, voter card, Aadhar card as well as Pan Card.

  • Proof of income certificate to prove the candidate is below the poverty line or from a poor family.

Subsidy provided

It is sure that the candidates who get the benefit of this scheme also will be provided with a subsidy on electricity by the central government. But as for now, no subsidy rates have been set by the central government. As the government made it very clear that the subsidy will be provided only on the purchase of the pieces of equipment that are necessary for power connection like transformers, wires as well as connection meters.

How to download Saubhagya App?

To get the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, the candidate must have to download the official app of the scheme in their Smartphone.  To download the app the steps are very simple and mentioned below for your connivance.

1.To download the app you must have to go to Google Play Store and only available for the Android user. After visiting on Google Play Store you have to search the app. If you find it difficult then you can click here to download the app directly

2. After clicking on the above link you will reach directly on the app and now click on “Install”. And if you are log in with more than one account, you will be asked to choose one as per your choice and then proceed.

3. Now choose the device and click on “Install”. The app will be downloaded in your handset in some minutes.

Features of the Saubhagya App

Android versions

This app is available on all android versions 4.0.3 as well as upper than this. So it simply means the app is available in almost all the mobiles sold in the market.

Ratings

This app has an overall 3.8 ratings on Google Play Store. There are thousands of people who have already downloaded this app in their mobile and are enrolling through it.

Notifications

After you login successfully on the app, you will get a reminder of your electricity bill generation from time to time. This app will be able to keep you up to date about your bills and all new information about the scheme.

OTP

When you first install this app you will get a One Time Password on your Smartphone just for completion of the verification process. The OTP will send to that number which you have registered at login time.

Official Web Portal

The official portal is http://www.saubhagya.gov.in for the Saubhagya or Sahaj Bijli Scheme. Here you will be able to register as well as to enroll for the PMSBY scheme.

Features of the Official Web Portal

Information portal

This is an option where you are able to get all the information about electricity.  If you have successfully registered on the portal then you will get notification about the electrification process nearby you.

Electrification camps

This option will help to find you out where the next electrification camps are going to be set. So you can easily able to find out when they will come near your area.

Transparency

This portal is helpful to encourage accountability as well as ensure clearness for all steps that are leading to the electrification.

Application form collection

This portal will able to collect all your application forms as well as helps you to easily get register for this scheme. For this you have to enter some of your details like your bank account number, mobile number, name, etc. through this you are able to keep track of all the activities as well as about the progress of the scheme.

How to Access the Saubhagya Web Portal?

When you will be successfully login in the portal you can keep track of the electrification procedure’s progress as well as the target achieved by the government on a monthly basis. This app is able to provide you the right details. To get register on this portal you have to follow simple steps.

1. At first, you have to go to the official website saubhagya.gov.in.

2. After going on the site you will see a button written “guest” that will appear on the top right corner of this page.  Just click on the Login button to continue.

3. Now, we have 3 options to access the dashboard.

I. You can login using the Role ID and password.

II. You can also login using the Email ID and password.

III. Another option would be to login using Mobile number and password.


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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