India ranked 26th in 'getting electricity' to do business and not universal electricity for its population, as widely understood following Power Minister Piyush Goyal�s comments on World Bank�s assessment of the country�s electrification efforts, a BOOM fact check revealed. On May 14, the Press Trust of India (PTI)�reported Goyal saying India had climbed up to the 26th spot in World Bank's electricity accessibility rankings in the current year, from being ranked 99 in 2014. While 'electricity accessibility' and 'getting electricity' sound interchangeable, getting electricity is a specific parameter in the World Bank's Doing Business (DB) rankings. �Our ranking has improved to 26 positions from 99. So, it is truly very redeeming feature and satisfying for me that Prime Minister�s vision particularly to take electricity to every home, particularly to make electricity access very easy, particularly to make energy affordable is being furthered very rapidly,� Goyal was reported to have said. A day later, MyGovIndia tweeted the following info-graphic which the minister retweeted. Power For All� is a government initiative that includes industries, commercial entities and households. The Power For All initiative was launched by the Centre in June 2014 to provide 24X7 electricity to all at an affordable price by 2018 � 2019. The objectives of which include:
- Ensure reliable 24X7 supply of electricity to all consumers which include industries and commercial entities and households.
- Supply adequate electricity to farmers for irrigation which shall be for 8-10 hours
- Electrify all households by 2018-2019