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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...

Mr Debajit Palit

The Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech reaffirmed the goal of "power for all" and said 18,500 villages which still have no electricity would be electrified within the next 1,000 days. The goal of complete electrification was first...

Mr Debajit Palit

Though the government has nearly met the village electrification coverage targets under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yoyana,the number of households connected to the grid is still low. Many households have opted not to connect because of...

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