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Rural women and the journey towards achieving SDG7

TOPIC : Rural women Rural women and the journey towards achieving SDG7 Rural women play a critical role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) – access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. From their entrepreneurial approach of growing solar businesses or growing produce for local sale, access to electricity and clean […]

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24×7 power is about “access”, not “electrification

TOPIC : by Jaideep Mukherji, CEO, Smart Power India. India currently reports 99.4% electrification, yet there are 304 million people who still lack access to electricity according to the recent draft of the National Energy Policy (NEP) issued by the government’s policy thinktank NITI Aayog. How does one resolve this paradox? In most countries, electrification means not […]

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Rice Hullers of Pasanga

TOPIC : Rice hulled by women now retailed across outlets in two states – Jharkhand and West Bengal When Ghasni Devi and her four neighbours of Pasanga village in Gumla, Jharkhand began a rice hulling self-help group, they did not expect their hulled rice to reach the shelves of supermarkets. With the help of Smart Power India […]

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Why does Energy Access matter?24×7 power is about “access”, not “electrification”

TOPIC : Energy Access matter India currently reports 99.4% electrification, yet there are 304 million people who still lack access to electricity according to the recent draft of the National Energy Policy (NEP) issued by the government’s policy think tank NITI Aayog.  In most countries, electrification means not only being connected to the grid, but also providing […]

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Rural Energy Access Programs: contrasting private and public values (Part I)

TOPIC : Rural Energy Access In 2017, India still has a significant energy access problem. While official estimates indicate India is over 97% electrified, over 250 million Indians still lack access to reliable electricity. The discrepancy is explained by the definition of village electrification as specified by the Government of India, by which a “village is considered […]

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