This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-3, 2018
Area
Renewable Energy
Author
Jayanta Laha
Org/Univ
University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Pub. Date
22 May, 2018
Paper ID
V4I3-1527
Publisher
Keywords
Rural Electrification, Grid Extension, Mini-grid System, Solar Home Lighting System.

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Jayanta Laha. Comparative analysis of various means of rural electrification in India, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Jayanta Laha (2018). Comparative analysis of various means of rural electrification in India. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Jayanta Laha. "Comparative analysis of various means of rural electrification in India." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.3 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Economic development of rural India is the key for India to become Global Economic Super Power. But rural India would not flourish economically to its full strength until it gets electrified. The rural electrification in India gathers its first big momentum with the launch of Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in April 2005. In recent years schemes like Deendayal Upadhyaya, Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in 2014 and Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) in 2017 accelerates the process further. It’s not about government schemes only, but rather the various methods of rural electrification that has been in major focus since the late nineties. Once it was only traditional grid extension to electrify rural India. But with the advancement of renewable energy options, mini-grid system and solar home lighting systems has been emerging as potential alternatives also. At present, these three methods i.e. traditional grid extension, mini-grid system, and solar home lighting system are in major focus for rural electrification. Each of them has their own merits and demerits. The present article is basically a relative pro cons analysis of these methods and an initiative to identify at the preliminary level the best suitable option to electrify rural India.
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