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The paper discusses challenges in analyzing the costs of household cooking methods (fuels and associated stove technologies) in lower-income countries, and sources of divergence between observed and true social costs.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Electrification of Villages, 20/03/2017. As reported by States, there were 18,452 un-electrified villages in the country, as on 1st April, 2015. Out of these 12,364 villages have been electrified, as on 28.02.2017. The State-wise names of un-electrified villages including those in Odisha and Uttarakhand is available at http://garv.gov.in/dashboard/ue. State-wise number of un-electrified villages is furnished at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Electrification of Backward and Remote Areas of the Country, 20/03/2017. During the financial year 2014-15, Government of India approved Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) with a total investment of Rs. 43033 crore. Under Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) component of DDUGJY, access to electricity is provided to un-electrified villages/habitations including backward and remote areas, where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective by using renewable sources such as biomass, biofuels, biogas, Mini hydro, solar etc.

The company has a capacity of over 23,000 MW under implementation at 23 locations.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala state electricity regulatory commission (KSERC) has rejected an application submitted by Kerala irrigation infrastructure development corporation (KIIDC) to determine

Energy minister G Jagadishwar Reddy said that Telangana is set to become the biggest solar power generating state in the country by the end of this year.

The World Bank has approved $175 million for India's National Hydrology Project which will strengthen the capacity of the existing bodies to assess the water situation and equip them with real-time

Solar panels on the rooftop that produce a kilowatt of power are no longer beyond the reach of ordinary citizens.

Amid widespread talk of falling solar tariffs, a recent study has thrown up a contrary conclusion.

Wind and solar PV have become among the cheapest options for meeting power demand in a growing number of countries globally. As these variable renewable energy (VRE) technologies differ from conventional generation technologies, power systems will need to adapt in line with their ongoing build-out.

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