Electricity is the basic as well as key element of modern life. Everything, in this world is dependent on power from industrial work to irrigation pumping and household work, electricity does it all. The power enhance the development of the economy of nation.
In the last few years, India has seen great revolution in the generation, availability and distributions of power. This results in “The rank of India in Ease of getting Electricity in world slipped from 111th in 2014 to 24th in 2018″. This scale is enough to witness the improvement done by the government of India in development of nation’s electrification.
From a power deficient of 4.2%, some 3-4 year ago, India is now exporter of power to neighboring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh.
On 15th Aug 2015, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi announced to provide electricity in every corner of India and within 1000 days of his announcement i.e. on 24th April 2018, India become a nation with every part electrified. This pace was never seen and heard in any part of the world.
- DDUGJY (Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana) : Under this scheme only, the generation availability and distribution of power all over the nation was done. The total cost sanctioned was Rs. 54,672 crore. The aim of this scheme was, ” Every village electrified”. Under this scheme, 18,452 villages, where electricity had not reached even after 7 decades of Independence, connected to electrcity within 1000 days.
Government not only work on generation and distribution of power, but also take care for the conservation of energy for future generation and for environment by using Renewable Energy.
The aim of the government is to achieve 175 GW capacity in the renewable sector by 2022. 100 GW from Solar energy and 75 GW from wind energy. Apart from renewable energy, government has introduced some scheme also to conserve energy. some are :
- UJALA : Distribution of electric was done with many problems and issues but they did their work, but providing electricity to each household was a major issue. This was done with this scheme. Under this scheme every household is provided with LED bulbs at minimum cost. This scheme also helps in decreasing the use of electricity consumption as well as reduce the emission of CO2 gas.
- SLNP (Streetlight National Project): The aim of this scheme is to replace convectional streetlights with smart and energy efficient LED street lights.
Switching to renewable resource and electrification is the need of the era. The above scheme helps in various ways as mentioned below :
- 31.80 crore of LED bulbs distributed, which save 41.30 billion unit of electricity and reduces 33.45 million ton of CO2 emission.
- 77.33 lac LED street lights were replaced, which save 5.19 billion unit of electricity and reduces 3.57 million ton of CO2 emission.
- PAT(Perform, Achieve and Trade), In its first cycle in Industry, achieve in saving of 8.6 million tonnes of oil which is almost 1.23% of primary energy supply of India.
In current date, Every village of India is electrified and hence helping in social-economical development of the rural part of India, which in turn helping in the development of nation. The pace is unexpected and never seen before, hence government and all the assistance should be appreciated for this.