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by Video VolunteersIn 2005 the government of India set up ambitious plans to bring electricity to about 1,25,000 villages through the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme. In the ten years since, the crores of rupees spent to bring basic infrastructure to rural areas has had an impact. However 44.7% rural household in India still don’t have access [...]
by Video VolunteersSalgadih Village, Khunti District, Jharkhand | Amita Tuti A majority of Jharkhand, the coal centre of India, comes to a standstill each evening as the sun fades away. Most villages and cities see electricity for only about 5-6 hours a day. There are still other villages where there is no trace of a power supply. [...]
by Arti Bai ValmikiPower to the People In 2005 the Government of India launched a nation-wide scheme to ensure rural electricity infrastructure and electrification of all households with special provisions and subsidies for underprivileged households. In this interview, Arti Bai details how a little camera coupled with a lot of determination has successfully guaranteed these subsidies for over [...]
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