Solar LED Lamps, Torches, Street Lights and Home Lighting System for remote villages in India
The aim of this initiative is to provide power to children primarily for their education and also to households for various activities during long load shedding hours in remote villages in India using renewable energy source.
Under this initiative Scitech Park has implemented the following activities:
- Distribution of Solar LED lamps with solar panel to 1018 school children from 4 extremely remote tribal villages in naxalite prone areas of Nanded District namely Pardi Khurd, Daheli, Daheli Tanda and Kosmet of Kinwat Taluka.
- Distributed 255 ‘Scitech Surya’ Solar LED Home lights to tribal families residing in the remote hamlets those are situated inside the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra. This initiative was taken up to provide light to those tribal families who had never seen light in their life and these hamlets are devoid of grid connectivity.
- Solar LED lamps were distributed to 1007 tribal children of the Zila Parishad high schools and Ashramshalas from Khodala, Suryamal, Wakadpada, Adoshi and Poshera villages in Mokhada Taluka of Palghar District, Maharashtra. The ‘Scitech Surya’, Solar LED lamps were distributed to minimize the use of kerosene lamps for long hours which in turn gives out smoke and poses a threat of respiratory diseases in children.
- Distribution of 2300 ‘Scitech Surya’ Solar LED Lamps to school children from Kinwat and Mahur Taluka, Nanded District, Maharashtra.
- Under Phase II, Distributed 500 ‘Scitech Surya’ Solar LED Home lights to tribal families residing in the remote hamlets inside the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra. Total 500 tribal families from Mhatarbachi wadi, Gavande wadi, Padarwadi, Dhagewadi, Gothewadi, Pimpargane and Bhimashankar gaonthan located within Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary were provided with the Solar LED Homelights.
- The distribution programme of “Scitech Surya” Solar LED Home Lights, Security lamps and Streetlights was conducted to the villagers of Shirkoli and Mangaon of Shirkoli, Velhe Taluka. A baseline survey was conducted and a total of 100 beneficiary families were selected from Shirkoli and Mangaon villages viz., Dangekhind wasti, Hirve wasti, Kandhar wasti, Kumbhtal wasti and Pimpalmaal wasti – which do not have grid connectivity. Most of the village hamlets are remotely located and are generally connected only by steep, precarious footpaths as the sole means of connectivity by road.
- The distribution programme of “Scitech Surya Solar LED Tubelights” was conducted to the villagers of Givashi and Vadghar from Velhe Taluka. A baseline survey was conducted and a total of 56 beneficiary families were selected from Givashi and Vadghar villages viz., Jogaba Vasti, Kokre Vasti, Margale Vasti, Gopalvada and Chimkodi Vasti – which do not have grid connectivity.
- Distributed 382 ‘Scitech Surya’ Solar LED Lamps to the tribal school children of Nagri block in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh which are far beyond reach of electricity and grid lines. Also these lamps would provide the womenfolk with light for doing their household chores at night. These lamps being portable would also save villagers from wild animals and snakes while travelling at night in and around the villages.
- Scitech Park distributed “Scitech Surya” Solar LED Home Lights, Lamps and Streetlights to the villagers of Rule, Ghol, Harpud and Kolambi villages in Velhe Taluka, Pune. In each village demonstration on connections, charging and technical information on operation and maintenance of Scitech Surya Lamps were given to the villagers. 75 beneficiary families were identified from Rule, Ghol, Harpud and Kolambi villages viz., Kalubai Wada, Bhoplicha Wada, Dapsare (Redekhind), Brahmhankhind and Kusarpeth – which do not have grid connectivity. One Solar LED Street light each had been installed in the four villages. Most of the village hamlets are remotely located and are generally connected only by steep, precarious footpaths as the sole means of connectivity by road.