Abhishek Jain, Johannes Urpelainen, Lucy Stevens
May 2016 | Energy Transitions
Suggested citation: Jain, A, J Urpelainen, L Stevens. 2016. Measuring Energy Access in India: Insights from applying a multi-tier framework in cooking energy and household electricity. Rugby, UK: Practical Action Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.3362/9781780446639
This paper, in collaboration with Columbia University, reports on the largest energy access survey ever conducted in India. The multi-tier framework approach used to measure access to household electricity and clean cooking energy provides a nuanced definition of energy access and reveals new insights about energy poverty in India. It also gives useful lessons for policy makers about where to target efforts.
The ACCESS survey covered a representative sample of 8,566 rural households across six states - Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal - 714 villages and 51 districts.
Spread of households across electricity access tiers
Source: Author’s analysis