13th Finance Commission has projected a growth rate of 14.14 per cent.

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This new analysis published by WRI in collaboration with Center for Development Finance-IFMR focuses on the energy needs of India's rural poor and looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.

The Eleventh Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12) sought to build on the gains achieved in the Tenth Plan and shift the economy to a path offaster and more inclusive growth.

This publication explores the potential of biomass energy to close the urban

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This paper provides an overview of some of the issues surrounding the use of renewable energy technologies (RETs) to increase access to modern energy services in rural areas.