‘Saubhagya Rath’ flagged off

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 18: Electric, M&RE, Division-III , on achieving 100% household electrification in the area falling under its jurisdiction under the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme, today launched ‘Saubhagya Rath’ which was flagged off by the Chief Engineer, EMRE-Wing   Er. Sudhir Gupta from his office at Canal road, Jammu.
Superintending Engineer, EMRE, Circle-I,   Karam Chand, Executive Engineer, Electric, M&RE, Division-III, Sanjay Sharma, Executive Engineer, Electric, M&RE, Division-II, P D Singh, Executive Engineer, Electric, M&RE, Division-I, Neel Kanwal Singh, Assistant Executive Engineer, Electric, M&RE, Sub-Division-I, Canal, Mr. Anil Abrol, concerned Junior Engineers and field staff were present during the flag-off ceremony.
After completing the twelve month long electrification process/ drive under the Saubhagya scheme  started from its launch in October 2017, the ‘Saubhagya Rath’ was intended as a last step to rule out the possibility of any left-over/ missed out household.
The ‘Rath’ will move in all blocks/ villages according to the schedule. The ‘Rath’ started off from the office of Chief Engineer, EMRE Wing, Jammu and covered the length and breadth of entire Marh Block on Monday.
While moving on its schedule, 3 leftover electricity connections were reported from border villages which were provided on spot connection by the Rath In-charge. As anticipated, the ‘Saubhagya Rath’ served the motive to reach out to each and every household to enable them to avail electricity connection under Saubhagya scheme, if anyone remains un-electrified.
Under the Saubhagya scheme, the poor households (covered under SECC 2011) were provided electricity connections free of cost and non-poor rural households (not found eligible as per SECC 2011) were provided electricity connections on payment of Rs.500 recoverable in 10 installments in subsequent bills.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Engineer said that department will meet the target will within fixed time frame.
Ex En, EMRE-III, Jammu, Sanjay Sharma informed that his entire team was on toes for accomplishment of this mission of achieving 100% household electrification.


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