The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) was launched in Manipur 29 November 2017, by Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh and Shri N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur. A total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rural households and 0.13 lakh urban households) of Manipur are proposed to be included under the Scheme.
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), a Navaratna CPSE under the Ministry of Power has been appointed as the nodal agency for coordinating the implementation of the scheme. All States and Union Territories of the country are required to complete household electrification in their respective jurisdiction by 31st March, 2019.
That it is the vision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to provide electricity to every household of the country. Now the Government would come to peoples doorstep to provide power connection to every household. This is such a scheme where the poorest of the poor can afford electricity in their homes. The Minister promised that people would get 24×7 power supply by March, 2019. For achieving this target, the Government has already given obligation to private companies to provide 24×7 power supply to every household.