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7) Cooperative energy generation may present one of the most viable and self-sustaining solutions for rural communities.Discuss, in the light of India‘s universal electrification achievement.(250 words) 

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7) Cooperative energy generation may present one of the most viable and self-sustaining solutions for rural communities.Discuss, in the light of India‘s universal electrification achievement.(250 words) 

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Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to analyse India‘s universal electrification achievement and identify its deficiencies/ what more needs to be done. It then wants us  to discuss how Cooperative energy generation may present one of the most viable and self-sustaining solutions for rural communities in India.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about the key demand of the question- what more needs to be done after universal electrification and feasibility/ desirability of cooperative energy generation.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– Discuss the meaning of cooperative energy generation and mention the examples of countries where it has been successfully implemented.

Body

  • Mention India’s universal electrification achievement, low per-capita consumption, very low threshold for defining an electrified village, lack of physical access/ connection and economic capacity to buy electricity and bring out the imperative to increase physical and economic access to electricity.
  • Discuss the advantages of cooperative electricity generation. E.g better management, better resource utilization, higher revenue generation/ collection etc.

Conclusion- Mention the need for low cost long term financing and need for outside vigil on the management etc. and other steps that should be taken.

 

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