Tag: rural electrification

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Even After Seven Decades of Independence, Villages of India Yet To Be Electrified

 
/ September 18, 2020

The Union government's Soubhagya Jyoti scheme aimed to electrify every Indian village by Mar 2019. But that ambition is yet to be realised.

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Bamboo Poles As Electricity Poles in this Bihar Village

 
/ July 4, 2018

While the government blows its own trumpet claiming rural electrification milestones, the case of Brahampuri, makes one question the quality of such public amenities.

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Rural Electrification: The Long Wait for Electricity Supply

 
/ April 4, 2018

As India celebrates its high share in global electricity production, it is important to remember that 51% rural households in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, still have no electricity connection.

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In an Electrified Village Eleven Families Continue to Live in Darkness

 
/ June 12, 2017

Atal Jyoti Yojana has failed to deliver on its promise of 24 hours supply of power to eleven households in rural Madhya Pradesh. Every month Lallan Singh receives an electricity bill. The catch is that he has no access to electricity. Singh and ten other families in Sariha, a village...

This village in Bihar has never seen electricity

 
/ August 26, 2016

The village of Keswar Bigha, Bihar was happy when there were electrical poles installed in their village. They thought they will finally see electricity in their homes, and their children will study under an electrical light. However, much of it remained a dream when the electrical poles were left without...

A Jharkhand village without electricity, yet pays bill

 
/ June 1, 2016

The residents of Dumnabad village of Jharkhand were a confused lot when they received a monthly electricity bill, for they had had no electricity in their village for a few months. The newly installed 10-Kv transformer, under the centre’s rural electrification scheme Deendayal Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY),...

Without electricity, a village suffers in darkness

 
/ May 30, 2016

A remote tribal village of Chhattisgarh has never seen electricity. While government schemes such as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), worth $11 billion, have visions to provide continuous power supply to rural India, the Parevachapa village in Pandaria district of Chattisgarh, a village established 16 years ago, is...