12 Oct '17, 2am

Apropos convo w @FrontierMkts at #SOCAP2017 on #electricity and cooking:

Apropos convo w @FrontierMkts at #SOCAP2017 on #electricity and cooking:

Why should rural electrification efforts worldwide — in Africa, India, Central and South America — isolate cooking from other core applications such as lighting, fans, phone charging, and TV? Why can’t electricity for cooking be included in the overall solution? Why should the alternative to biomass burning — charcoal, dung, wood, kerosene — which causes 1.3 million untimely deaths due to smoke inhalation in India, only be LPG? This was the point made in Niti Aayog’s excellent strategy document by Dr. Arvind Panagariya and Mr. Anil K. Jain, “Electricity and Clean Cooking Strategy for India,” April 11, 2016. The report notes, “The announcement in Union Budget (2016-17) of extending LPG connections to 50 million BPL (Below Poverty Line) families in the next 3 years is a major step forward. However, there is a total of over 120 million [some estimate over 200 million] househo...

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