India Plans to Electrify 10,000 Remote Villages in Three Years

New Delhi, India [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The electrification of 10,000 remote villages in India using renewable energy will be possible under a plan supported by the Ministry of Shri Vilas Muttemwar, Minister for Non-Conventional Energy Sources. More than one million rural households will benefit from the Remote Village Electrification Program over the next three years. Shri Muttemwar said that the Remote Village Electrification Program calls for the involvement of Panchayats (village councils) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). He also said that the Ministry has set up District Advisory Committees for smooth implementation of all Renewable Energy Programs, and that NGOs find a prominent place in this endeavor too.

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