Lending a push to power sector reforms ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due next year, UP government on Monday announced Rs 10,000-crore UP Power Sector Improvement Project,
A power ministers’ conference in Shimla on Tuesday would deliberate on infrastructure development programmes like 100 per cent household electrification
While the central government recently declared India 100% electrified, two significant obstacles remain in India’s progress towards a genuinely universal electrification.
India and Europe have witnessed growth in the electrification of modes of transport including buses and two-wheeler even as China accounts for more than 99 per cent of both electric bus and two-wheeler stock, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today.
Last month, the government achieved its target of 100 per cent village electrification 12 days ahead of the deadline.
The government recently announced that all Indian villages have been electrified.
Impressed With Modi Government’s Electrification Drive, Countries In Middle East, Africa Want India’s Help To Light Up Their Villages
Countries in Africa and the Middle East, impressed with the Modi government’s rural electrification drive, have expressed interest in joining hands with the state-run Rural Electrification Corporation to electrify their villages, Mint reports.
There is now 100% village electrification in India, an important milestone in the country’s development trajectory.
The central government’s expenditure on rural electrification has more than doubled to Rs 24,890 crore in the past four years since the Narendra Modi government was formed, Union power minister RK Singh has said.
The government today sought to clarify on the debate over village electrification saying the definition mandates electrification of at least 10 per cent households in a village but does not imply restricting household electrification only to 10 per cent.