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Date: 11th November 2011
Electricity in India: Developments, Issues, and Remedies
The term ‘Electricity’, right from its inception in the English language in 1600, has gone way ahead to become one of the indispensable needs of humans. There is no need to try for finding out the uses of electricity. On similar grounds, in India its very first public use begun in 1899 and now it has become backbone of the economy. But this emerging basic necessity of man is still scarce in our country.
India, being the world’s fifth largest power generating country, remains below the world average of per capita consumption. It is also facing an acute power shortage and many other adversities. To tackle these odds the government agencies are giving all their efforts. This presentation is based on a brief study of power scenario in India and deals with some of the major Developments, Issues, and Remedies.
The description involves snippets on development of various organizations with specific goals for improving the status of power sector; serious issues to be tackled facing our nation; remedial plans of these bodies and the role which we could play in supporting them.