Source of Light in Bangladesh : 2015

Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2015 study documented an overall electricity use by about 78 percent of the households in 2015 as against 68

Source of light: Total Rural Urban
Electricity 77.9 67.6 92.9
Kerosene 16.3 23.6 5.8
Solar 5.4 8.3 1.1
Others 0.4 0.4 0.2

percent in 2014. The remaining 22 percent in 2015 are solely dependent on the kerosene and other indigenous
sources. As expected, urban people are 37 percent more likely to use electricity than their rural counterparts.
Among the seven administrative divisions, Sylhet dominates in the use of electricity (83.5%), while Rangpur
legs behind in this respect with a use rate of 65.6 percent