The government’s e-governance services arm Common Service Centres (CSCs) announced a collaboration with Tata Power to set up solar-powered micro grids and water pumps in rural areas across the country.
To begin with, Tata Power has proposed to set up 10,000 micro grids to support rural consumers through CSC.
CSC e-Governance Services India Managing Director Dinesh Tyagi said the collaboration will amplify the government’s ongoing campaign to provide clean and sustainable energy to households and businesses in rural areas.
Under the partnership, over 3.75 lakh CSCs will be involved in supplying solar water pumps to farmers and help in setting up micro grids in residential and commercial establishments in rural areas.
The partnership is initially expected to create employment to a minimum two persons in each panchayat where micro-grid are proposed to be installed, thereby leading to generation of 20,000 jobs for rural youth.
The micro grids will be supported by CSC Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) at the ground level. VLEs will help in providing connection to rural citizens, including MSME units for commercial purposes.
The power available through these units would be affordable, qualitatively better, decentralized and serviced by a local entrepreneur, as per the statement.
VLEs will also be trained in installation of domestic and commercial connection.
This is a Syndicate News-Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team