The Uttar Pradesh Government launched ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’ Scheme, a free household power connection scheme for the poor in the state. It was launched to mark former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday i.e. on the occasion of Good Governance Day (25 December).
Initially, two village Lohban and Gausana of Mathura district have been covered under this scheme for 100% electrification. Under the scheme, state government has set ambition target of covering 16 million by the end of 2018.
Kisan Uday Yojana
UP government has also launched Kisan Uday Yojana, a scheme for farmers in which existing 5 HP (Horse Power)/7.5 HP submersible and coupling sets of farmers will be replaced free of cost. The scheme will cover 10 lakh farmers by 2022 and will lead to 35% saving on power consumption.