300 m people have no access to electricity in India: IEEMA

300 m people have no access to electricity in India: IEEMA

More than 300 million people in India do not have basic access to electricity, said Aaditya Dhoot, Organising Committee Chairman, Elecrama.

Dhoot was speaking at the curtain raiser of Elecrama on Wednesday. “India is today the third largest producer of electricity in the world. But yet 300 million people are deprived of basic access to electricity,” he said.

“Our per capita consumption of electricity is one-fifth of China’s, and we have a long way to go. However, we lose about Rs 1 lakh crore of electricity a year by way of losses and theft. These losses are now an issue which the entire nation is concerned about,” he added.

Dhoot continued that “It’s no longer an ‘electrical industry’ problem, but a national problem. The climate change and issues about pollution also need to be addressed.”

“Elecrama has grown from 200 exhibitors in the first edition to more than 1,000 exhibitors in 2016,” he said.

“I am overwhelmed to announce that Elecrama 2016 is now open. We are expecting it to be a huge success in terms of technology and innovation required for the sector to grow,” said Babu Babel, President, Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA). The twelfth edition of the show, ELECRAMA 2016, will be held during February13-17, 2016, at BIEC.

Elecrama provides the industry a world-view on technology, best practices, new systems and forecasting the trends in the future of electricity, both from technology and a socio-economic point of view.

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