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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Rural Sector. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Rural Sector - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

This section is for Rural Sector. Please see Main News Section for news on all categories

 

PM Modi launches Saubhagya Yojana to ensure Power For All by March 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) here at Deendayal Urja Bhawayn, the new corporate office of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Under Saubhagya, the government plans to ensure electrification of all households in the country in rural… read more →

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Govt to roll out Rs17,000 crore rural household electrification scheme

In a fresh push to universalize electricity access, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government plans to roll out a Rs17,000 crore scheme. Aimed at providing electricity access to every rural household, the scheme named Sasti Bijli Har Ghar Yojana may target around 40 million unelectrified households. read more →

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Solar power plant of 5 Megawatt capacity to come up in Andhra Pradesh

A giant solar energy plant cum storage battery system with a capacity of five megawatts (MW) is coming up at Makkuva in Vizianagaram district to provide electricity for farm motor pumps falling under AP Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL). read more →

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VA Tech Wabag signs MoU with IIT-Kanpur to develop villages along Ganga

VA Tech WABAG, which specialises in water and waste water treatment and recycling, signed a memorandum of understanding with IIT-Kanpur to develop a few sustainable villages on the banks of the Ganga river. The Model Ganga Grams would form part of the Namami Gange and Swachh Bharat programmes. This… read more →

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Whole state of Manipur will be electrified within 2018

Power Minister Thongam Biswajit has stated that the whole state, including remote areas, will be electrified within 2018. He said on the launching ceremony of "Ujala (Unnat Jeevan by Af fordable LEDs and Appliances) Yojana" under 1OO days programme of the government, held recently in Imphal. read more →

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India's First Solar TV Offers 'Magic' To Its Off-Grid Rural Consumers

The new pay-as-you-go product, known as Magic TV, is the latest offering to hit India’s fast growing renewable market and tipped to be a game changer in a country where 300 million people still live without a reliable access to electricity. With a combined population of 1.74 billion the Indian subcontinent… read more →

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How an IIT Madras Initiative Is Powering 4,000 Homes at a Fraction of Traditional Electricity Costs

In an attempt to address this issue of energy poverty and make uninterrupted power accessible to all, the Solar DC team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, spearheaded by Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, in conjunction with industrial partners, began work on solar-powered direct-current (DC)… read more →

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ABB's new microgrid technology to be transformational for urban and rural Indian installations

ABB is bringing affordable, safe and reliable electricity to remote communities with its new integrated microgrid solution, MGS100 that combines solar power and enables battery energy storage. Encased in a single container, the MGS100 has three power ratings - 20 kW, 40 kW, 60 kW nominal load power.… read more →

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India assists Mauritania with $65.68 million rural electrification project

Despite very low trade between India and Mauritania, New Delhi has approved letters of credit worth $65.68 million for a solar-diesel hybrid rural electrification project in the north African country, the Embassy of Mali, which is also accredited to the country, has said. read more →

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Low-maintenance water filtration to help remote communities in India

A new low-maintenance water filtration system has been developed at the University of British Columbia and aimed at remote communities in Canada and India with scarce access to potable water. The breakthrough technology, which combines beneficial microbes and gravity, was developed by Professor Pierre… read more →

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