TV Sets capable of running on power from off-grid solar power modules will be given in as many as 1600 villages of Arunachal Pradesh by state owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC).
PFC will offer TV sets to inhabitants of 1,600 villages in Arunachal Pradesh under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Power Minister, Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
Speaking at the launch of the Garv-II mobile App for tracking rural electrification in real-time basis, Goyal said there were many villages in Arunachal Pradesh that have not had power for 70 years.
“They are virtually cut off from the rest of the country. PFC should endeavour to provide TV sets to these 1,600 villages,” he said while referring to villages that do not have grid connectivity.
This plan would be funded out of PFC’s discretionary spend on CSR activities.