IEA praises India for “One of the Greatest Achievements in the History of Energy”

India has carved out a niche for itself as a developing nation as it has now outsmarted France and the U.K. to become the world’s fifth-largest economy. India is not a spectator and it doesn’t want to be just a mere participant but would want to see as a competitor on a global scale in today’s world.

In the last 3-4 years, the vision of India has been changed and the world’s perception towards India is also changing. It’s because of the fact that India is attaining a meteoric rise and its progress is well documented.

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In a recent news, the Global Energy Body, IEA (International Energy Agency), the France-based autonomous intergovernmental organisation has showered praise on India for unlocking the greatest achievements in the history of energy. India’s recent progress was providing electricity to all of its villages.

“Another global recognition of the visionary leadership of PM @narendramodi, International Energy Agency calls electrification of Indian villages as “one of the greatest achievements in the history of energy,” said Piyush Goyal, the minister of Railways and Coal.

On 28 April 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India had successfully accomplished the goal, ahead of agenda, of providing electricity to every village in India. This is by far one of the greatest success in the history of energy, which means that it will better the lives of over 230 million people.

According to a survey, since 2000 around half a billion people got electricity in India, with political effort over the last five years there was a steep bounce in the country’s progress. It is learnt that India was already on track to accomplishing universal household electricity access by the early 2020s, yet Prime Minister Modi has now moved up this target to the end of 2018. This goes to show that India’s progress is accelerating at a great pace.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.