Tariff Rationalisation: The Way Forward

“Far from being demeaning to human spiritual values, scientific rationalism is the crowning glory of the human spirit.” – Richard Dawkins Iman Kalyan Baksi Dawkins here dawns upon a philosophical question, asking whether rationality and the human spirit are condescending to each other. On the other hand, the electricity sector at this stage asks a…

Challenges in Electrification of Rural India

One does not need to possess much prior knowledge to spot the patent falsity in government statements that proclaim complete rural electrification. However, it does take effort and considerable research to understand why in the 21st century much of rural India still lives in darkness. Beth highlights in this article few critical problems which stand in the way of transforming ‘complete rural electrification’ from fiction to fact.

Lighting up the fields: How electricity can help irrigation

Over the years, inaccurate estimations of electricity consumption have led to untargeted approaches being applied to optimise power sector “The entire idea of agriculture has changed now. We (farmers) are burdened with water shortage, climatic inconsistencies and slashed electricity subsidies. Even then, our fields are only our responsibility,” said Ashok Patil, a farmer from Shirol…