The government recently announced that all Indian villages have been electrified. While it seems clear that not all households in these villages have power, it has been internationally acknowledged that India has faced an arduous struggle towards achieving 100 per cent electrification.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), India is a success story in electrification, having provided energy access to over 500 million people since 2000.
In its latest report, prepared in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO), IEA details the world’s progress on energy targets. It noted that countries are steadily meeting targets set for 2030, to fulfil their sustainable development goals. Read More