Off-Grid Solar Power And Rural Electrification

Off-Grid Solar Power And Rural Electrification

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.

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

The focused reforms unleashed by the Narendra Modi government in the last three years have halved the rate at which power prices rose every year, and improved India’s position in the global ‘ease of getting electricity’ ranking.

Rural Electrification eyes Rs10,000 crore renewables lending push

Rural Electrification eyes Rs10,000 crore renewables lending push

Rural Electrification Corp. (REC), a state-owned backer of India’s power sector, plans to lend billions of rupees to clean-energy projects and equipment makers this fiscal year as part of an expanded push into renewables that will also see it issue green bonds overseas.

Marching Towards A Happy Rural India,13,002 Villages Out of 18,452 Stand Electrified

Recently, Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley clearly emphasised his Government’s focus, which he said included two important areas including building infrastructure on war footing and substantial expenditure on development of rural India, where he mentioned that every village in India is electrified by 2018.

Marching Towards A Happy Rural India,13,002 Villages Out of 18,452 Stand Electrified

The government on Thursday crossed another important benchmark when it crossed the 13,000 mark in its attempts to electrify villages in rural India. With 13,002 out of 18,452 villages electrified as on March 30, 2017, the promise to provide ‘Power To All” seems a close reality now.

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