Days after India announced that all villages in India were given electric connections, the World Bank has said that the statistics are better than what is being claimed by the Centre, reports Mirror Now. The global financial institution is said to be using a methodology to count not just villages electrified but also the individual houses that were off-grid.
The World Bank’s report on Energy Progress stated that India was working on electrification at the fastest pace possible and electrified 30 million or three crore homes per year from 2010 to 2016. It added that India was in the last leg of electrification, and that 80 per cent of the populace had access to electricity.
With the current pace of progress, India would be able to provide access to electricity to all households much before its deadline of 2030. However, the report added that India would need to keep an eye on the reliability of the electricity supply.
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