What renewable energy can do for healthcare in India

What renewable energy can do for healthcare in India

Sarguja, a district in India’s central Chhattisgarh state, is representative of the country’s rural healthcare situation: high infant mortality (52 per 1000 live births) and low proportions of children who are fully immunized (58%). For a largely rural population, only a small proportion (about one-third) of the state’s rural health centres have regular electricity supply. But evidence is emerging for the first time that the introduction of solar power has the ability to significantly improve healthcare delivery to poor, rural communities. The National Health Mission and Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency provided 2 kWh off-grid solar photovoltaic systems (with […]