Uttar Pradesh has launched a free household power connection scheme for the poor in the state



Uttar Pradesh has launched a free household power connection scheme for the poor in the state to mark former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary.

“To begin with Lohban and Gausana, the two villages of Mathura district have been covered for 100 per cent electrification on the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” said Srikant Sharma, Uttar Pradesh Power Minister.

The government has a target of covering 16 million by 2018-end, driven by Yogi Adityanath government’s motto ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’ (the barometer of development is light), he stated.

As against the target of 4 crore under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Saubhagy scheme, the state so far has provided 25 lakh household connections.

 Source: moneycontrol.com

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