Many regions in this world still suffer at the hands of electricity poverty. This issue might seem like an old one in the books of modern countries, but nothing can deny the fact that there still exist around $1.2 billion people in this world who have to live through every single day without this basic necessity. Over the years, many countries managed to pull themselves out of this trouble through growth and development, but unfortunately, other countries did not have the necessary resources to do so. India, being one of the victims to electricity poverty, recently added itself to the list of countries which have more than 90% access to electricity.
Rural population: Prime cause for disproportioned electricity
Countries such as China, US, and Brazil have electricity access rates greater than 95%, which is what every country should preach. The list below shows the name of countries from the lowest to the highest rate of electricity access. Starting from Africa whose population has taken a spike over the past few years, this chart shows that Burundi has the least access rate of electricity which is almost equal to none. The countries that follow have one major thing in common, which is their outnumbered rural population. With such a substantial size of the population, these regions are constantly met with hurdles for proportionate accessibility of electricity.
Is it possible to achieve a better electricity access rate in over a few years?
These records suggest that it will take more than two decades for the sub-Saharan African regions to achieve at least 80% accessibility of the electricity because as per history, this whole phenomenon takes an average of 25 years to finally start working. Along with Africa, North Korea is also one of the most affected regions in terms of electricity poverty and this fact is even geographically proven as the trail of darkness from North Korea to South Korean regions is quite traceable from space.
Infographic by: Visualcapitalist.com