Sector Access To Energy
Grantee Columbia University In The City of New York, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Grantee base Bihar
Ensuring access to reliable energy is a major challenge faced by India today. So far, both government and non-government initiatives to meet electricity and non-electricity energy needs in rural India have had a limited impact, especially in relation to quality, quantity and affordability of services. Policy and decision-makers in the Government are needed to be informed about the performance of existing energy delivery mechanisms so that are able to take corrective action. With this in mind, Shakti has supported an initiative for developing energy access indicators for six energy-deprived states of the country. Outputs of this initiative will support the Government to design better policies and programs for energy deprived consumers.