Solar Home lighting Program

This program has been recently launched in one of the panchayats, Surata two of the initially targeted villages have been completely solar electrified. Remote and scattered settlement patterns have made it impossible to provide basic amenities like water supply, sewage, drainage and electricity. PEDO had, in the past experimented with solar powered lights and decided to take it up to provide lighting to these homes as a pilot project. The lights are purchased by PEDO, and a group of local youth has been trained to install and maintain the lights. Half of the money for the lights is paid by the community and rest has been managed by PEDO through corporate funding.