Four Ps to power energy access
August 29, 2018
| Financial Express
While digital divide has become a common topic, discourse on universal energy access is still limited to practitioners and policy-makers, besides those who are at the receiving end. Unfortunately, access to clean energy-or the lack of it-has wide-ranging ramifications-from health to quality of life to education to lost opportunities for livelihood enhancements. India has made strides insofar as rural electrification and clean cooking energy is concerned, through programmes like Ujjwala, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and Saubhagya.
Supplementing the grid with solar to make 'Power for All' a reality in rural India
August 7, 2018
| ET Energy World
The Union government launched the Saubhagya scheme in September 2017 to connect 40 million unelectrified households by March 2019. While the date is ambitious as such large-scale implementation will also face a number of challenges, Saubhagya should be credited with tackling many of the shortcomings of previous electrification programmes. The scheme has made provision for micro-lending for above poverty line households to meet connection costs, use of distributed solar for grid-inaccessible households, and expanding the scope of subsidy to cover wider beneficiary groups.
TERI lights up 50,000 Bihar households with solar home lighting systems
July 19, 2018 |
July 19, 2018
TERI has built a partnership with Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society's JEEViKA programme through an innovative institutional model to make clean energy products affordable to local women-based self-help groups (SHGs). To date, the program has benefitted over 50,000 households across Bihar by providing access to Solar Home Lighting Systems and clean cookstoves. The programme aims to complement the government's vision of enriching rural livelihoods by providing reliable electricity to every household