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Electricity access doesn't mean broader socio-economic benefits for Indians

Installing a solar lighting system had little effect on the household patterns of time spent on work

Mukta Patil | IndiaSpend 

Decentralised solar power, when utilised by unelectrified households, reduces money spent on kerosene but is not conducive to accessing larger social and economic benefits, a study published in Science Advances, an online publication under Science magazine, on May 17, 2017 found. The study was conducted over a year in 1,281 households from 81 non-electrified rural communities in Suratganj block of Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh, about 75 kms away from the state capital of Lucknow. While half of the population was selected randomly and put into a ‘treatment’ group, ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 08:09 IST
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