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Articles by Mr Debajit Palit

Mr Debajit Palit

Indians reportedly pay one of the highest prices for electricity in the world, when adjusted for capacity to pay. Yet, most electricity distribution companies (discoms) in India continue to be in the red due to poor governance, and tariffs not...

Mr Debajit Palit

Since the Indian government announced in September a new scheme (called Saubhagya) to achieve universal electrification for urban and rural households by March 2019, much of the attention has been on the viability of such an ambitious goal. The...

Mr Debajit Palit

Understanding electricity demand, its pricing and willingness to pay (WTP) by consumers for electricity services has always been tricky and a matter of debate, both in India as well as globally. Most electricity distribution companies (discoms)...

Mr Debajit Palit

It is a well-established fact that electricity empowers women. However, what is not fully understood is the depth and level of empowerment through electricity. With India developing its new energy policy and energy vision 2047, this assumes...

Mr Debajit Palit

It is little more than a year since the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed to at the UN General Assembly. SDGs are a set of 17 goals that are intended to dramatically improve lives across the world by 2030. A major goal is SDG7 which aims...

Mr Debajit Palit

The Prime Minister of India has been saying that electricity will be brought to all villages by 2018 with power available 24×7 to all households by the year 2019. The task, however, appears easier said than done as currently, more than 250...

Mr Debajit Palit

The NDA government has been saying that the central government is committed to provide affordable, 24 x 7 power to all households by 2019. The task, however, appears easier said than done as currently around 250 million people in India are...

Mr Debajit Palit

Makasaar is a small remote village in Senegal, about two hours' drive from the nearest city Theis and another one and half hours' drive from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Until two years back, it had around 700 residents who depended on paraffin...

Mr Debajit Palit

Some of the recent developments on power, such as the notification of the tariff policy and the launch of the UDAY scheme, demonstrate that the central and state governments are working to ensure power for all. One area worth discussing is the...

Mr Debajit Palit

The year 2016 started in Delhi with the launch of the Odd-Even traffic policy with the aim of reducing air pollution. The issue has rightly received enormous attention from all stakeholders - environmentalists, judiciary, leaders of political...

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