India Launches ‘Scale Up of Access to Clean Energy’ Scheme

Aiming at providing ease of access to clean energy, the scheme is targeting the underprivileged areas of the states Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

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In a bid to promote the use of clean energy, President has given nod to cabinet approved ‘Scale Up of Access to Clean Energy’ Scheme.

Aiming at providing ease of access to the use of green energy, the scheme is targeting the underprivileged areas of the states Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

The funds for implementation of the Scheme would be met from Plan allocation made in each financial year during the tenure of the scheme, with an overall Plan Outlay of Rs. 70 Crores.

The scheme is expected to benefit 30,000 individuals out of which 15,000 would be addressed in the year 2018-19 and rest 15,000 in 2019-20.

Inter alia, the initiative is to enhance the use of reliable and affordable renewable energy for rural productive uses/livelihoods in un-served and under-served areas in Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha for strengthening rural livelihoods, improving income generation and reduce use of fossil fuels.

The project is based on the premise that lack of access to affordable and reliable energy hinders the growth of various critical rural livelihoods activities such as poultry, dairy, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, and other village industries.

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