Solar electricity for all? Modi’s idea for electrifying India

Indukalpa Saikia | 26 May 2014

India’s new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that it wants to provide electricity to all households by 2019. This is a challenging task, considering that only 55.3% rural households and 67.2% households across the country have access to electricity as per the 2011 Census[1]. 43.2% of rural households and 6.5% urban households use kerosene for lighting. Such a program would require around 19.5 GW of distributed solar The


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