Solar power lights up remote villages in Rajasthan

Solar power lights up remote villages in Rajasthan

Not long ago, Sita, a tribal woman of Shishviya village in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district, used to share a kerosene lamp with her children who studied under its dim light as she cooked.

Last month, her house was lit up with solar energy when Shishviya and 26 other remote villages in the district got solar power connections under the chief minister’s rural electrification scheme.

Under the scheme, each household gets five LED (light emitting diode) bulbs, one ceiling fan and a cell phone-charging socket.

“Before we got solar power connections, we used kerosene lamp to light up our house. However, kerosene was always in short supply,” said Sita’s husband Udai Singh.

Solar power now lights up villages in some of the most backward and inaccessible regions not connected to an electrical grid. “So far, more than 6,200 households across 91 villages in Udaipur, Barmer and Bara districts have been covered under the scheme,” Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation managing director BK Dosi told HT. Read More…


Credit By: The Hindustan Times

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