We should run our kitchens on electricity

12 Oct 2018

India has, in just over a decade, achieved extraordinary success in extending electricity access through its national programme. About 1,25,000 villages have been electrified and 500 million people have got access to electricity. Village electrification has been completed. Household electrification under the Saubhagya scheme is expected to be completed by 2020, if not earlier. Power generating capacity in India is now considerably in excess of demand and with this providing reliable 24 hours electricity to all households, including the newly electrified ones, is now feasible and beginning to happen across States.

Rural electrification