As the government of India accomplishes the task of electrifying the last villages in India, the cost of electricity remains to be a largely talked about issue throughout the length and breadth of the country. It is important to note that the average cost of electricity across India varies largely depending upon the presence of private and public energy companies that have dominated the sphere in most of the states it has entered.
Meanwhile, census data for 2001 and 2011 illustrates a rise in the number of rural households that use electricity as their primary source from 12 percentage points to 55.3 per cent while the same date for urban areas shows a rise of five points making it an expressive 92.7 per cent.With a population that crosses the threshold of 132 crores, India’s energy use per capita stands at 637.43 kg of oil equivalent as per figures recorded in 2014.
Reports released by the power ministry in January 2018 put the average hours of power supplied in a day to rural areas range from 11.5 in the hilly state of Mizoram to 17.72 in Uttar Pradesh to 24 hours in the states of Kerala, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Read More