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The cost of easing access to electricity

Access to electricity is critical for a modern economy, and a key driver of social and economic development.

Improving state finances by reducing power losses

Inadequate and poor-quality power supply means frequent interruptions, poor voltage levels, and dissatisfied consumers across much of the country. 


    Energy Last Mile

    Research by Gaurav Bhatiani and Harsha Meenawat of IL&FS reviews three important interventions which could contribute to rural household electrification in Rajasthan: grid electrification; solar micro grids; and diesel micro grids. 

    Energy Distribution

    Written by Dr. Gaurav Bhatiani, COO, IL&FS and Dean, IAAD, Bhawna Tyagi, Senior Officer, IL&FS, and Sonali Chowdhry, Officer, IL&FS this paper examines 2 key interventions to improve energy distribution in Rajasthan: (1) Energy efficient agricultural water pumps, (2) Upgrade agricultural power distribution.

    Energy Storage

    Written by Anandajit Goswami, Research Fellow, TERI School of Advanced Studies, and Kaushik Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, Associate Professor, IIM Lucknow this paper examines 2 key interventions to improve energy storage in Rajasthan: (1) Energy storage in commercial buildings – water, and (2) Energy storage in commercial buildings - hybrid salts.

    Sector Expert Consultation

    On 16th November, a sector expert consultation was organized for energy at Amar Clark, Jaipur. The consultation was aimed to identify the most important issues for the energy sector in Rajasthan state. A total of 35 sector experts participated in the consultation.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

    Learn how the interventions to energy in Rajasthan compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.