A village is deemed electrified, if 10 percent of all the households of the village has electricity access and if electricity is provided to public spaces such as schools, panchayat officers, health centres, community centres and dispensaries.
Villagers have decided to boycott the elections if their demands are not met.
When will our rural areas be at par with our urban areas in terms of energy security?
How would farmers grow crops if there is no electricity for irrigation?
The Union government's Soubhagya Jyoti scheme aimed to electrify every Indian village by Mar 2019. But that ambition is yet to be realised.
In the 10th episode of Fixing India, we feature, S M Zafar Iqbal from Bihar, who has left no stone unturned to make to difference.
This week in India Loud & Clear we travel to literally the dark places of our country.