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'Bijli Sakhi' women groups help recover power dues in rural Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh initiative of engaging women self-help groups (SHGs) as 'bijli sakhis' has started to light the bulb of the state's revenue. Employed under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, these women groups have helped the administration to recover ₹49 lakhs worth of power bills across rural areas of the Prayagraj district. As per reports, these dues have been accrued between February 1 and June 15, 2021.

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