The Central government’s schemes Saubhagya and Ujjwala Yojanas have played an important role in improving energy access in Uttar Pradesh during the recent years with rise in usage of electricity and LPG, claimed Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) in its recent survey report.
An estimated 59 per cent of rural households in Uttar Pradesh relied on grid electricity as the primary source of lighting in 2018, an almost three-fold increase since 2015, according to the CEEW which published its findings from the second round of India’s largest multidimensional energy access survey last week.
The proportion of rural households using kerosene as the primary source of lighting also reduced from 72 per cent to 30 per cent over the last three years. Read More
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