India’s energy situation is marked by deficits, coal imports, a national grid that collapsed in 2012, and efforts to develop renewable sources. Acknowledging that 400 million people lack access to electricity, the government is obliged to endeavour to provide electricity to all parts of the country.

This discussion paper provides stakeholders in beneficiary countries and donor organizations a holistic way of tackling rural energy access and rural poverty by setting up an integrated infrastructure for energy and income generation.

Provided free to people below poverty line

Bhubaneswar: The State Government has decided to launch a massive programme, ‘Tikiye Aluo’ to distribute 50 lakh solar lanterns and study lamps among the households that depend on kerosene and othe

The government has joined hands with IIT Bombay to implement cost-effective solar powered lighting solutions for rural population that will help save 36 million litres of kerosene and slash the sub

The handbook underscores the relevance of Universal Service Obligation for electricity in rural India. It articulates clearly the regulatory framework and legal recourse for electricity service obligation in the country.

Only 6.4 per cent and eight per cent of Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste households are using clean fuel in rural parts.

A report by the International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, shows that the per capita emission of carbon dioxide by urban households is a shocking 16 times more than rural households. Experts say as households become richer, they consume more energy, leading to more carbon dioxide emission.

Initiative Helps Them Run Weighing, Testing Machines On This Energy

Bangalore: Power interruptions don’t interrupt them. As many as 522 milk cooperatives in the state are using solar power to run electronic weighing and testing machines, all thanks to an initiative by the SELCO Foundation.

The paper, “Energy, Development and Climate Change: Striking a Balance”, examines the energy scenario – availability, access, influence of markets and government policies – in rural India, especially in the areas where WOTR has been working.

This first World Small Hydropower Development Report (WSHPDR) published jointly by UNIDO and International Centre for Small Hydropower (ICSHP) includes country reports for all countries from all regions of this world that use or have small hydropower potential.