India is the 6th largest producer and consumer of electricity in the world. However, India’s per capita production and consumption is very low as seen from the table below.
|Percapita prod.(Kwh)||Consumption(million kwh)||Percapita consu ption(kwh)|
Even as late as 2003, Vietnam’s per capita production and consumption of electricity was much lower than India. Electricity consumption is an indication of the economic and social development of a country. India should increase its consumption by about 10 times to join the club of economically developed countries. Every town authorities should be encouraged to produce electricity from garbage, biogas and sunlight in cooperation with local consumers. Every water reservoir should attempt to produce hydro power.