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People sit outside a home at dusk in Kraska village, Rajasthan | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Modi govt is flaunting two schemes — one that brings light & one that cuts carbon output

PM Modi’s Saubhagya scheme electrified 45,000 houses per day and UJALA scheme has distributed over 34.75 crore LED bulbs.
Woman walk past a transmission tower in Jammu and Kashmir | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Poor electricity service quality plagues Modi’s Saubhagya scheme, but there are ways out

Modi's ambitious rural electrification scheme will work if it breaks away from the traps of power theft, non-repayment and low electricity demand.
A village in Palwal district, Haryana | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Modi’s Saubhagya scheme can create serious problems with electricity tariffs

Urbanisation and industrialisation—the two words that can solve India's power woes.
An Indian LPG vendor carries a empty cooking gas cylinder | Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

Modi govt’s pet schemes have improved access to energy in 6 laggard states, survey finds

32 million households from Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, MP, Odisha and West Bengal have got better access to energy than in 2015, says CEEW survey.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Kishore/PTI

Modi’s pet Saubhagya scheme has improved relationship between couples, claims think tank

How Saubhagya scheme ‘improved’ relationship between couples
Electricity

A key hurdle to Modi’s rural electrification scheme is the paperwork

Rural non-electrified households, with illiterate members, find it difficult to prepare the documentation to apply for PM’s Saubhagya scheme.

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Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.