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India Climbs 73 Positions In World Bank's Power List: Minister

By Religare

Power Ministry has said that India has climbed up to the twenty-sixth position in World Bank's electricity accessibility ranking in the current year from 99th spot in 2014.

Commenting on the issue, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told the media, "Our ranking has improved to 26 position from 99. So, it is truly very redeeming feature and satisfying for me that Prime Minister's vision particularly to take electricity to every home, particularly to make electricity access very easy, particularly to make energy affordable is being furthered very rapidly."

India Climbs 73 Positions In World Bank's Power List: Minister

"By 2019, three years ahead of its original schedule, the government would able to take power to every household.

The government is closely working with the states to see that electricity was made available on tap," he added.

"A person should be able to apply for electricity connection. If there is infrastructure available... get it in 24 hours. If an infrastructure needs to be created he should get in less than one week," the minister said.

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