Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1980
Policy Type:Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Economic Instruments>Direct investment
Policy Target:Solar
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mines
Funding:Energy Fund (funded by the Government and donors)

The programme is a long standing initiative to increase access to electricity in rural areas. The Rural Electrification Programme MAREP operates under the Rural Electrification Act of 2004 which has also established the Rural Electrification Fund.

The rural electrification programme uses various off-grid and on-grid options. Development of micro, mini and small hydropower stations are supported under MAREP. Rural electrification also means renewable energy resource based electrification whose internal rate of return is up to 6%.


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