Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India moved up to the 26th spot in global electricity accessibility ranking
  • It moved up from 99th rank in 2014 aided largely by govt’s rural electrification programme

Total power capacity increased by nearly a third (31%) from 243GW in March 2014 to 320 GW in March 2017.

In spite of the present government’s plan to set up 175 GW geeen power capacity by 2022, conventional power generation capacity too has increased by 26% from 214 GW in March 2014 to 270 GW in March 2017.

Conventional and Non conventional Sources of Energy

The conventional sources of Energy includes :

  • Coal, petroleum, natural gas are the conventional sources for Thermal power in India.
  • Water is the conventional source for Hydel Power, etc.

The Non-conventional sources (Renewable energy) of energy includes :

  • Solar Energy, tidal energy, geo-thermal energy, wind energy, etc.

Renewable Energy Sources: Meaning, Advantages and Disadvantages

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