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Affordable Electricity to Rural Households


  • Centre plans to bring down the electricity prices in rural India by setting up solar and thermal power stations.
  • The government aims to supply 800 gigawatts of electricity by 2030
  • Piyush Goyal, coal and power minister, said that the cost of solar power generation came down from ₹ 17-18 per unit to ₹5 per unit and will fall further
  • Centre is working on a holistic plan to provide electricity to 200 million rural population that does not have access to power.

Source: ET

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