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The Multiplier Effect of Energy Access

The World Energy Outlook (WEO, 2016) states that in 2016, about 1.2 billion people (16 per cent of world population) did not have access to electricity and about 3 billion people did not have access to clean energy for cooking and heating, relying mostly on traditional and inefficient methods of using biomass, wood, charcoal or dung cakes. In India, the NSS 68th Round Report (NSS 2012) reveals that 72.7 per cent of rural households used electricity as primary source of...

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