Access to Electricity (As % of Population) fell to 84.5% in India in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | India | February 01, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 84.5 % in 2016 in India, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 3.95 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in India reached an all time high of 88.0 % in 2015 and an all time low of 43.3 % in 1990. When compared to India's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Bangladesh amounted to 75.9 %, 100 % in China, 99.1 % in Pakistan and 95.6 % in Sri Lanka in 2016.

India has been ranked 124th within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population.

Access to electricity is the percentage of the population with access to electricity.

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Afghanistan % 42.7% 43.2% 69.1% 67.3% 89.5%
Bangladesh % 55.3% 59.6% 60.9% 61.5% 62.4%
Bhutan % 73.3% 83.4% 91.5% 92.4% 96.9%
China % 99.7% 99.7% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
India % 76.3% 67.6% 79.9% 79.6% 81.2%
Iran % 99.1% 99.3% 99.6% 99.8% 100%
Japan % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Malaysia % 99.3% 99.6% 99.8% 99.9% 100.0%
Maldives % 97.1% 98.3% 99.2% 99.7% 100%
Myanmar % 48.8% 52.6% 53.5% 54.4% 52.0%
Pakistan % 89.8% 91.4% 92.9% 93.6% 96.0%
Russia % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Sri Lanka % 85.3% 87.8% 88.8% 90.2% 92.2%
USA % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%