Piyush Goyal picks up his smartphone, opens an app and declares the precise number of villages in India without reliable access to electricity: 4,061.
When he became Indian minister for power in 2014, he says, the number was over 18,000. Mr Goyal is aiming for the whole country to have round-the-clock access to electricity by 2019 — three years ahead of an official government timetable.
“My prime minister is focused on speed and scale,” he says in an interview, referring to Indian leader Narendra Modi. “He doesn’t like small targets.” Read More…
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