• The village electrification program is an integral part of total power sector development program in order to provide basic necessities to the people of Pakistan. As a part of the program 8995 villages were electrified from 2012-2013 throughout Pakistan.
  • Households are the largest consumers of electricity in Pakistan as they consume 46.5% of the electricity produced followed by Industrial and Agriculture sectors, which consume about 27.5% and 11.6% respectively.
  • Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has allowed for large number of Solar Panels to private sector companies for generation of 54.77MW of energy in the Country.
  • Out of 125,000 villages in Pakistan, around 95,000 have been electrified and some 30 million inhabitants living in 30,000 villages still have no access to electricity.

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Lighting a Million Lives (LaML) is an initiative to provide solar energy access to rural, un-electrified villages of Pakistan. Buksh Foundation has partnered with TERI (Technical and Energy Research Institute) India to expand on its project of Lighting a Billion Lives, which is currently running in South Africa, Uganda and Bangladesh. The project aims to light up the lives of a million people in Pakistan (LaML). In addition, it would generate permanent sources of income for the entrepreneurs. The project plans to reach out to 4,000 villages with a total of 1 million lives lightened by the end of 2017. 

There are three different LaML models implemented in un-electrified areas as shown below:

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