The Union Budget is full of sops for solar - in terms of investment, village electrification and taxes. But, it calls for building renewable power compatible T&D infrastructure on a war footing.
India has always had a large rural economy with most of the people eking out their living from these areas and as such, since independence successive governments have tried to improve rural infrastructure, including that of power connectivity.
Power all islands with solar, with battery backup
In my opinion the focus of solar PV power is shifting more to urban and semi-urban classes and there are reasons to accept as solar power is almost at par with grid based power. Under such circumstance, the village/ rural electrification is merely meant to fulfil social obligations.
Rural Electrification in Chattisgarh
The tiny state of Chattisgarh, rich in minerals, has more than 43 per cent of as forest area, where safety concerns prevent grid electrification.
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