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The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) implemented the mini-grid pilot project during 2018–19 in Kudagaon, an un-electrified remote island on the Mahanadi River, in the Angul district of Odisha, where three generations of indigenous people live.

Though the project eventually became a successful example of the ‘Build, Own, Operate, and Maintain’ or BOOM model, it had its share of problems. The project team grappled with a slew of tricky issues that were unique to the project site.

In this final article of the ‘Powering Ahead’ series, we talk about the gruelling challenges of executing the Kudagaon Pilot, and how we got the better of them.

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Kudagaon Pilot: Beating the odds