The rural electrification project has been launched with the objective of electrifying villages across India. The project will commence in January 2015 with the Uttar Pradesh as its flagship state and eventually stretch to other parts of India. The project aims to bring 1MW of power to each village through a micro-grid network. This will not only provide electricity to each village but also set up micro-enterprises resulting in more jobs, self-reliance and greater economic prosperity
India is responsible for a third of global GHG emissions and highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The Indian Government promotes clean energy to tackle climate change, yet the complex energy supply system coupled with policy roadblocks hamper investments and subsequent returns in the clean energy sector for businesses. Beyond this the Government appears unwilling to take any substantial action to address climate change, citing the need to develop and to provide electricity to 400 million people short of dependable electricity.