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Rural Electrification

With over 30 million households yet to be electrified, Saubhagya Yojna way behind the target

To achieve the target under Saubhagya scheme, the government has to electrify 130, 802 houses each day till December 31, 2018

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Saubhagya scheme: In pursuit of 100% electrification

The scheme fails to incentivise DISCOMS to provide uninterrupted quality services

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A dull year for renewable energy

While the increase in solar capacity has been stated clearly, it is unclear what direction the currently faltering …

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Mini grids: the smarter way towards rural electrification

Expansion of the electric grid has been unable to ensure universal access to power in 70 years. Decentralised mini-grids do more for last-mile …

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Three-year action plan identifies gaps in rural development schemes

Over the next three years, the government wants to focus on strengthening implementation and monitoring of existing schemes

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Practical matters

Despite growth in renewables, coal-based power will continue to fulfil a large share of India's power needs. Instead of resisting the new …

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Mini-grids and off-grid investment crucial for energy access in Africa

Electrification via centralised grids is slow in the continent where 620 million people live without electricity

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In Parliament on March 20, 2017

Issues like management of e-waste and electrification of backward and remote areas of the country featured in today's discussions

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In Parliament on December 16, 2016

A round up of environment- and development-related discussions in the parliament today 

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Unreliable power

Inconsistent supply of electricity has made no difference to the quality of life of residents in Dhemaji district of Assam

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Boon or bane?

The condition in electrified villages is no better than that of the unelectrified ones in Bihar's Saran district. The voltage is so low that …

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High stakes

Experience in Giridih suggests that the success of rural electrification depends on the sincerity and commitment of the local contractor

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