Mission Solar: Rural Electrification In This Modern Age

Posted by YASH DINESH JAIN
February 8, 2017

In today’s day and age, we happen to need electricity as much as we need air to breathe.

With the exception of a few communities and tribes it is a universal truth that without electricity we will not be able to see the light of today’s progress and industrialization. Our day to day life has come to an electricity sustained life. 

Without lighting and travel, we wouldn’t see the current evolution of technology or the very existence of the modern society.

Whether night or day, electricity is the order of the day.

It affects our trade and commerce, education, transportation, entertainment etc. without it we’d probably see the Mayan 2012.

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Electricity has made our lives easier and more convenient. To be honest, it has made us lazier and it is really hard for us to get out of this current pattern.

Gas stations cannot pump gas without electricity, bank transactions cannot go through without electricity, a simple swipe of our current plastic money will not be possible without this essential.

Imagine life without electricity and a world without lights after dark, can you?

A world which has darkness after dusk, a world where communication to the next town seems pointless and redundant due to the extensive distance and the rudimentary progress in technology.

A world which had very little information of other countries except for those who travelled far and wide from our nation/ kingdom or for those who came to our nation in a mere attempt to explore an unknown culture.

This would be highly impossible to empathize with as we have never experienced it ourselves.

The world of communication, commerce, entertainment and travel would be an unknown entity if not redundant without electricity, as electricity has played an important role in the progress of every field let it be active or passive.

India a newly developing nation seeks to progress a ten fold with the rest of the world and without electricity the process seems but a vain attempt at success.

We have made feats of progress in the world of science and technological advancements through electricity.

India, though shining through her enumerable achievements, still faces a problem of electricity. Therefore, Prime Minster Narendra Modi has come up with a plan called Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojana.

This scheme of the Government of India will provide continuous power supply to rural India as it is the most effected by the lack of electricity. According to the PM, he wishes to see every corner of India lit up with this essential commodity.

The name of the initiative is in honour of the Indian political philosopher Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

The government designed this project with a budget of USD 11 billion for the electrification of the rural areas. The scheme intends to replace the current Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana.

With these upcoming interests by the government to enhance and assure a better life-style, the demand for such a viable commodity has increased ten fold.

As a result of this, the prices of this very essential commodity have also increased.

But latest research has made it viable to resort to alternative ways of taping this valuable resource and they found a way to tap our everlasting sun.

This new found way has made electricity a practically ultimate revival source. India has a very small market, however, for the commodities which will help us attain this goal.

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