There is a big question mark over the impact of rural electrification programmes as many households in ‘electrified’ villages continue to live without power.
Hardarpur, a sleepy village in the Diara or riverine belt of Bihar, was in news last December when it became the last of the 39,073 revenue villages in the state to get electricity access.
Is it the fatigue of being in the business of connecting thousands of villages with electricity for almost five decades? Or is it that banking is oh so sexy? Talk to PV Ramesh of Rural Electrification Corporation
Is it the fatigue of being in the business of connecting thousands of villages with electricity for almost five decades? Or is it that banking is oh so sexy? Talk to PV Ramesh of Rural Electrification Corporation.
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Beneficiaries shall be identified and their application for electricity connection along with applicant photograph and identity proof shall be registered on spot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a new scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas here today.
After two companies ‘ECI Limited’ and ‘BS Limited’ emerged as the lowest bidders for the Rs 221 crore project sanctioned under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) for the financial year 2016-17
A parliamentary panel has recommended that a village should be declared electrified only after providing power connections to all households there.
While grid extension is the main driver of rural electrification in India today and almost all Indian villages are now electrified, the reality at the habitation and household level is very different.
The Corporation (REC) issued and got its first green bond listed at London’s International Securities Market recently.