It is to be appreciated that great strides had been made in increasing the reach of electrification in particularly in rural areas. But on the other hand we are unable to cope with increasing demand. India's existing power production capacity needs to be increased. We also have another problem of obliging to the mitigating climate change protocols, not to mention the depleting energy producing resources like coal, neither can we go for building another dam for electricity production.
I think that all this problems can be solved by promoting 'Alternative' sources of Energy like Solar, Wind and Bio-energy. This 'Alternative Energy' methods can help us address all the problems in one-shot.
1.As it has been proven, it is climate-friendly sources of energy (So we solved one problem)
2.Being renewable sources of energy, there is no need to fear of resource depletion or raising cost of resources like coal or oil.
3.Finally, traditional centralized Energy production requires heavy infrastructure costs like power grids, transformers and the massive human infrastructure resource in running the entire 'Electricity Board' machinery. This will be more in remote, electrically-unconnected villages. So, I think the promoting 'Alternative Energy', not only serves as 'Green Energy' source and as 'Renewable Energy' Source, but will also work out cheap in the long run.
I think that this is the missing connection, that GoI needs to make in Rural Electrification Scheme and use 'Solar-Wind-BioEnergy' as next best alternative energy production source.