India: Free electricity connections

Last Modified: Sat Aug 04 2018 08:25:55 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 504,000
    Number of below poverty level households that were provided free electricity connections in fiscal 18 under various government schemes, power minister RK Singh informed the Rajya Sabha on 21 Jul 2018. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh were the largest beneficiaries on this account, receiving 129,000, 105,000 and 850,000 such connections, respectively.
  • 31,000,000
    Cumulatively, number of below poverty level households have been provided free power connections in India as of Jun 2018.