PM Modi to launch ‘Power for all’ scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Power for all’ scheme today to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Official sources said that the scheme will be named ‘Saubhagya’ and will provide subsidy on equipment like transformers, meters and wires.

The scheme is expected to cover all rural families after expected electrification of all villages by December end this year. The scheme was listed on the agenda of Cabinet meeting held earlier last week.

Centre has asked states to prepare electrification projects which would be discussed and approved for release of funds under the scheme. The government has been working hard to electrify all villages in the country and wants to achieve 24X7 power for all by 2019.

Prime Minister will also formally inaugurate ONGC’s new corporate office that was renamed Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Urja Bhawan, from Rajiv Gandhi Urja Bhawan.

The green-building built at a cost of Rs. 600 crore was completed a year ago. Mr Modi will also unveil a statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

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