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Bihar has low electricity consumption but it might see a big jump in its power demand soon, with rural electrification programme in the state progressing at a brisk pace. The state should deal with the emerging challenge through a strategy involving both supply and demand side measures. Bihar has achieved very high growth rate in the past five...

Tags: rural electrification, electricity consumption, Bihar power demand

The fact that India needs nuclear energy to contribute to its portfolio seems indisputable. Today, roughly half of India's population does not have access to clean energy forms and the other half that does have access cannot rely on either the quantity or the quality of energy provided. Therefore, if India needs to sustain an 8-9% annual rate of...

Tags: rural electrification, electricity consumption, Bihar power demandenergy access, nuclear energy, clean energy

India is poised to enter the last year of the 11th Five-Year Plan period in which we had set ourselves some ambitious targets for strengthening the infrastructure sector, including energy availability. However, it is apparent that we are once again not on the path to meeting the original electricity generation capacity additions by at least 30% if...

Tags: rural electrification, electricity consumption, Bihar power demandenergy access, nuclear energy, clean energyprice regulations, LPG subsidy, fuel pricing, 11th Five-Year Plan Period

Just three years ago (2008-09), the Budget speech of the Finance Minister found barely a mention of environment, with the exception of possibly clean drinking water and an introduction to climate change. By contrast, today, environmental considerations are sprinkled throughout the text of the Budget speech which is encouraging in that the...

Tags: rural electrification, electricity consumption, Bihar power demandenergy access, nuclear energy, clean energyprice regulations, LPG subsidy, fuel pricing, 11th Five-Year Plan Periodrural development, environmental budget, Budget 2010-11

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) is an important milestone and mechanism, the manifestations of which help us in reviewing crucial issues regarding the impact of development interventions in Indian rural ecosystems. This commentary by Shailly Kedia, Anandajit Goswami and Shilpi Kapur, from the Energy and Resources Institute...

Tags: rural electrification, electricity consumption, Bihar power demandenergy access, nuclear energy, clean energyprice regulations, LPG subsidy, fuel pricing, 11th Five-Year Plan Periodrural development, environmental budget, Budget 2010-11rural livelihood, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, livelihood security, food security