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How India’s ‘smart villages’ are centralising solar power

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For the roughly 200 million Indians living off-grid, access to power is a privilege, not a right (AFP)

The Indian government has committed 980bn rupees ($14.5bn; £10.9bn) to a flagship smart cities’ programme, but the social entrepreneur behind the country’s first smart village thinks they’ve missed some low-hanging fruit.

July 6, 2016 — City-dwellers tend to take electricity for granted, says Ashok Das, but for the roughly 200 million Indians living off-grid, access to power is a privilege, not a right.  Continue reading How India’s ‘smart villages’ are centralising solar power