Welfare Impacts of Rural Electrification
It is universally accepted that electrification enhances quality of life at household level and stimulates economy at a broader level. The immediate benefit of electrification comes through improved lighting, which promotes extended hours of study and in turn contributes to better educational achievements. Lighting can also benefit other household activities, such as sewing by women, social gatherings after dark, and so on. Electric gadgets such as radios and television improve the access to information by rural households and can provide entertainment to family members.