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Even as village after village in India is 'electrified', many households within them, equal to the US population, are not, says Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Social Transformation division, TERI.

Technological advancements have made renewable energy-based lighting systems so cost-effective that the latter can now be introduced in villages, where there is no electricity and no prospect of grid-based power, says Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI.

Technological advancements have made renewable energy-based lighting systems so cost-effective that the latter can now be introduced in villages, where there is no electricity and no prospect of grid-based power, says Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI.

For long-term benefits and sustainable growth, more focus should be on promoting green investment, even if it has adverse growth impacts in the initial phases, says Dr G Mini, Fellow, Social Transformation, TERI.

Over a century and a half after the invention of electricity, billions are still waiting for the power grid to reach their village. Solar lanterns, under the Lighting a Billion Lives campaign, are spreading the light and changing lives in these remote areas.

Off-grid power can supplement the government's rural electrification efforts and help ensure power for all by 2012.

 

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