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100% electrification? Let there be light

Samar Srivastava
Published: May 15, 2018 02:58:41 PM IST
Updated: May 15, 2018 03:02:28 PM IST

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On April 28, Leisang in Manipur became the last village in India to be connected to the power grid. With this, the government claimed to have ushered in 100 percent electrification. However, according to the National Rural Electrification Policy, a village is defined as ‘electrified’ if a transformer is connected to the grid and power lines are laid in all households, including a Dalit one. Here’s a look at some glaring statistics, as of April 30, if one has to go against the definition:

100% electrification? Let there be light

(This story appears in the 25 May, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)