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Energy Access

Energy Access

Lack of access to energy is a barrier for households, communities, and enterprises in reaching their desired potential. The Energy Access team envisions removing this barrier by using evidence-based research of on-ground realities to inform policies and businesses. The team does this through the collection and analysis of primary data, evaluation of policies and programmes, design of interventions, and the development of collaborative platforms that enable equitable access to modern energy for human development.

  • 2%

    of 1600 farmers surveyed had heard of government schemes related to solar pumps
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2017
  • 42%

    households still rely entirely on biomass for cooking
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2018
  • 38 million

    people depend on unelectrified PHCs for healthcare in India
    Source: Rural Health Statistics, 2016 and CEEW analysis, 2017
  • I congratulate CEEW and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation on the release of their studies on solar for irrigation. These are policy pertinent research studies and present actionable recommendations.

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO, NITI Aayog

  • My Ministry had requested CEEW to independently and objectively analyse our energy subsidy reform measures and I am thankful to them for their analysis. CEEW’s research would help us improve our government’s schemes.

    Dharmendra Pradhan

    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas

  • ICMR's collaboration with CEEW will bring together synergies between the objective of ‘time to care’ as mandated in the National Health Mission (NHM) and clean energy as outlined under the National Solar Mission (NSM).

    Soumya Swaminathan

    Director General, ICMR, and Deputy Director General for Programmes – WHO

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