As per the Indian government’s rural electrification policy, a village is deemed ‘electrified’ if basic infrastructure such as distribution transformer and distribution lines has been set up in the inhabited locality. Nowhere does the definition talks about actual electricity connection or its supply to a village household. So statistically India is a developed country.
People who complain about government inability to supply power need to realize that it is near impossible to supply grid power to remote villages. The solutions lies in micro power grids managed by local enterprises. If a village produces its own power, distributes it to households and collects revenues to be sustainable, can there be a better model for rural electrification thus came the concept of Gram Orja.
Gram means rural and Oorja means energy. Gram Oorja fulfils the electricity, cooking fuel and water needs of tribal communities in the remote regions of India using PV micro-grids, biogas based cooking grids and solar pumps. Gram Oorja is a strong promoter of renewable energy for rural communities.
Gram Oorja is a strong promoter of renewable energy for rural communities.
The core principle of all projects implemented or designed till now have been
Sustainability of the projects and