Half a billion people have gained access to electricity in India since 2000, almost doubling the country’s electrification rate, according to the World Energy Access report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
This “remarkable” growth puts India on course to achieving access to electricity for all in the early 2020s, the report added. Since 2012, more than 100 million people per year have gained electricity access, an acceleration from the rate of 62 million people per year seen between 2000 and 2012.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
- IEA Executive Director- Fatih Birol, Established in- 1974, Secretariat- Paris, France.
Source- The Hindu