India still faces challenges to meet growing power demand, says World Bank report


India still faces challenges to meet growing power demand, says World Bank report

Despite making a remarkable progress in electricity distribution over the years, India still faces challenges to meet its growing demand for power and reliable supply still remains low in the country, the World Bank said in a report.

India has made enormous progress in expanding household access to electricity and reducing power shortages over the last few years. In 2018 India achieved 100 per cent village electrification, the World Bank Regional Report — ‘In the Dark: How Much Do Power Sector Distortions Cost South Asia’ — here Wednesday.

“Notwithstanding this remarkable progress, India still faces an enormous need to meet the growing demand for electricity.” With growing population, rapid urbanisation and an economy that is expected to grow at an average of 7 per cent per year, Read More

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