Power to the People

Even if villages are on the grid, a political push is needed to get them electricity

Article appearing in Indian Express

  • Author:
  • Sunila S. Kale
  • Publisher: Indian Express
  • Date: October, 27, 2014
Indian Express

“This July, I spoke with a farmer in Angul district, Odisha. During the kharif season, most of his 45-acre farm is devoted to paddy, but during the rabi season, he grows a variety of pulses, oilseeds and vegetables. He is currently president of the village watershed committee, working to implement an impressive programme to halt soil erosion and water runoff. He pointed out newly constructed contour and farm bunds that would recharge groundwater and increase soil moisture, thereby increasing farm output”…