Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Satellite mission launched to boost Australian space sovereignty
Led by the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), the AUD$6.5 million...
Earth Observation Data Could Represent A Billion-Dollar Opportunity For Africa
Earth observation data provides a billion-dollar opportunity for...
Hanwha Aerospace claims 30% stake in Satrec Initiative
SAN FRANCISCO – Hanwha Aerospace, South Korea’s largest defense...
Israeli Startup Albo Takes On Carbon Monitoring With AI, Satellite Imaging
Businesses, governments, NGOs, and private sector individuals continue to...
Imran Khan inaugurates E-Bidding, E-Billing, GIS Mapping system under NHA
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Imran Khan formally...
Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dewa’s space project
An initiative to build the Dubai Electricity and Water...
Indian Army signs a $20 million contract with ideaForge to procure SWITCH UAV
MUMBAI, India - The Indian Army has signed an...
Egypt’s President Wants Tiba-1 Satellite to Revolutionize Communications and IT Sector in Egypt
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met yesterday with Dr Amr...
ISRO Offers Free Online Course On Remote Sensing, With Certificate: How To Apply
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is inviting undergraduate...
PwC selected as consultant for Bangabandhu-2 satellite
The government has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as the consultant...

A new web map allows for an interactive view of the impact of electricity in India. The spread of electricity in India has been an ongoing objective for more than 20 years, however, there are still more than 310 million people in mostly rural areas that still don’t have electricity in their homes.

The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikara Youani (RGGVY) national program to spread electricity in the country launched in 2005. The RGGVY program has four main focuses: construction of a rural electricity distribution backbone, electrification of villages that have more than 100 people, creating distributed generation networks in areas where connecting to the grid is cost prohibitive, and providing free power connections to households below the poverty line.

Using satellite imagery of light output from villages at night, University of Michigan researchers explored light output of 600,000 villages. The light at night make up 4.4 billion data points that help RGGVY and other stakeholders with verification of the spread of electricity over a 20-year timeframe.

Explore the online map here.