It appears that neither the government nor any private sector companies truly believe in the concept of providing electricity to meet basic human needs in Indian villages.  Without electricity, villagers depend on traditional limited sources of energy such as wood. Energy experts believe that alternate sources of energy can help rural India in many ways. Bio-energy powered by sewage, and agricultural waste provides an answer. 

“In India, the Aston University team will be working alongside the Indian Institute of Technology to tackle the problem of unreliable energy supplies through the creation of a ‘mini’ plant, which will be fuelled by local renewable and waste sources and solar-thermal energy. This will provide steam and refrigeration for food processing factories and with it create regular and reliable job opportunities for around 100 people.” Read more at http://www.azom.com/news.asp?newsID=15435