India drafts policy for rural solar appliance roll-out


India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed a policy to ramp up deployment of solar-powered devices across the nation.

The ministry is keen to drive the adoption of devices such as PV-powered dryers, cold storage and charkhas (cotton-spinning wheels), as well as solar lighting systems, with all such applications coming under the umbrella term ‘distributed renewable energy – DRE – livelihood applications.'

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