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.
The micro intervention
Globally, 1.2 billion people-including 550 million in Africa, lack energy access (International Energy Agency, 2012), and depend on kerosene for their lighting requirements. However, kerosene not only provides poor illumination, but is also highly toxic, hazardous, and environmentally unfriendly.