Complete village electrification is a great national achievement: SPML

SPML Infra is a multifarious infrastructure development company with diverse capabilities ranging from water management, wastewater handling, solid waste management, power T&D and civil infrastructure. In this exchange, we have Subhash Sethi, Chairman, SPML Infra Ltd, expounding on Read more


IEEMA creates dedicated cell for North-East electrification

Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) has created a North East Cell as a nodal point to monitor the supply of equipment and material to various discoms in the region. IEEMA has included its senior officers at Read more


Electrification: From villages to households

On April 28, 2018, India crossed a very important social milestone—that of achieving 100 per cent village electrification. The Prime Minister, in his Independence Day speech of 2015, had vowed that all the then non-electrified villages, numbering 18,452, Read more


Bajaj Electricals lands mega electrification orders in Uttar Pradesh

In a span of less than a week, Bajaj Electricals has announced the winning of electrification orders worth nearly Rs.6,000 crore. These orders involving rural and urban electrification will be implemented in Uttar Pradesh. Both the orders are Read more

Budget maintains household electrification drive

The Budget 2018-19 presented by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley today clearly focused on the rural population and in general, the economically-challenged. In keeping with this, the capital expenditure on the national household electrification programme (Saubhagya) has been Read more

Arunachal is home to half of India’s non-electrified villages

Arunachal Pradesh accounts for nearly half of India’s total number of non-electrified villages, official statistics indicate. According a recent government release, as of November 30, 2017, India had 2,217 villages that were non-electrified. Out of this, Arunachal Pradesh accounted Read more

Prepaid meter procurement moves to bidding stage

India’s plan to induct prepaid energy meters in its power distribution value chain has moved a step further with nodal Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) out in the market with a procurement tender. EESL, it may be recalled, Read more

Saubhagya scheme launched in Manipur

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) was launched in Manipur recently at the hands of Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh and N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister Read more

Three states will drive Saubhagya’s success

The Prime Minister, on September 25, 2017, announced what the “Saubhagya” scheme that envisages complete national electrification, at the household level, by December 31, 2018. In his Independence Day speech of 2015, the Prime Minister had Read more

Sameer Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, Jakson Group

We welcome the Saubhagya Scheme launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for providing free electricity connections to an estimated 40 million poor households across India, rural and urban. The new scheme is bound Read more