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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rural Electrification through Renewable Energy Resources, 16/03/2017. Central Financial Assistance released under various MNRE Ministry of New & Renewable Energy programmes to Kerala during the last three years and current year is given in Annexure I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Electrification of Villages, 16/03/2017. As reported by States, there were 18,452 un-electrified villages in the country as on 01.04.2015.

On Monday, the African Development Bank (AfDB), through it’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), approved a $995,000 grant for the development of renewable energy in the Republic of The Gamb

A subset of Sustainable Development Goals pertains to improving people's living standards at home. These include the provision of access to electricity, clean cooking energy, improved water and sanitation. We examine historical progress in energy access in relation to other living standards. We assess regional patterns in the pace of progress and relative priority accorded to these different services. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa would have to undergo unprecedented rates of improvement in energy access in order to achieve the goal of universal electrification by 2030.

A subset of Sustainable Development Goals pertains to improving people’s living standards at home. These include the provision of access to electricity, clean cooking energy, improved water and sanitation. We examine historical progress in energy access in relation to other living standards. We assess regional patterns in the pace of progress and relative priority accorded to these different services. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa would have to undergo unprecedented rates of improvement in energy access in order to achieve the goal of universal electrification by 2030.

Kampala — Government is tapping into renewable energy resources to be able to extend power to off the grid areas in Uganda.

Abuja — The Federal Government has inaugurated the distribution of 20,000 solar-powered lighting system as part of efforts to provide electricity to rural communities.

Providing electricity to the unconnected 1.1 billion people in developing countries is one of the top political priorities of the international community, yet the costs of reaching this objective are very high.

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