1 Mn Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented: R.K Singh

The scheme was sanctioned in January 2014 for empowering underserved communities of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

MNRE

The government has successfully implemented the one million solar study lamps scheme, said R. K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for New and Renewable Energy and Power, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

The scheme was sanctioned in January 2014 for empowering underserved communities of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Following this the Ministry sanctioned 5 lakh solar study lamps in various states in May 2016.

Moreover, a new project for distribution of 70 lakh solar study lamps in the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh which was sanctioned by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in December 2016, is currently under implementation.

In Rajasthan alone a total of 3.06 lakh solar study lamps have been distributed and 927 persons including 360 women have been trained for local assembly and repair of the solar study lamps.

Besides, MNRE also has a separate skill development programme “Surya Mitra” for imparting training in the field of solar energy for installation and repair and maintenance of solar power systems.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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