IDENTIFYING MICRO-MARKETS FOR CLEAN ENERGY ACCESS
UTTAR PRADESH

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Demographics

The table summarizes the rural vs. urban demographics for 2001 and 2011 based on publicly available census data

Un-Electrification

% of un-electrified rural households in 2011

Un-electrified households are households which do not rely on grid as the main source of electricity. These un-electrified households rely majorly on kerosene and various other oils for lighting.

Banking Penetration

% of rural households having access to banking services in 2011

Banking access data shows the number of rural households with a bank account.

Asset Ownership

Increase in % of rural households owning a television between 2001 and 2011

Increase in % of rural households owning a motorized vehicle between 2001 and 2011

The increase in asset ownership is an indication of economic growth. The proxy assets for economic growth are television and motorized vehicles.

Grid Expansion

Decrease in un-electrification

Decrease in % of un-electrified rural households between 2001 and 2011

The decrease in un-electrification (% of un-electrified rural households) is an indication of the utility grid expansion in the state.

Target Districts

Target districts for Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) products

The target districts are districts which meet the following four criteria:

  1. High un-electrification rate
  2. High percentage of rural households having banking accounts
  3. Strong growth in percentage of rural households owning an asset between 2001 and 2011
  4. Slow decrease in un-electrification or sluggish grid expansion activity between 2001 and 2011