The Chhattisgarh government is seeking to electrify all 19,000 villages in the next two years.
For the residents of Maoist-affected districts in the state, where conventional power infrastructure is either non-existent or constantly brought under disruption by non-state actors, decentralised off-grid solar power offers them a chance at receiving a regular supply of electricity.
While other power distribution companies may scoff at a chance to develop power grids in these areas, for KAHO India, a Noida-based startup which provides lithium-ion battery-based solar lighting solutions, this has proven to be a significant business opportunity.
“KAHO offers a range of solar products under the brand name ‘JAGRITI’ for both urban and rural markets—these include home lighting systems, street lightings, solar fridges, green buildings, and solar TVs. KAHO is committed to enabling solar everywhere and aims to provide energy access to millions of people across the country via its integrated solar solutions,” says the company website.
As per recent media reports, this company has bagged a Rs 40 crore contract to power 7,000 households in the Maoist-affected district of Sukma in Chhattisgarh. Read More