Solar home lighting systems power remote villages in Rajasthan

Last Modified: Tue Mar 28 2017 08:29:05 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 91
    Number of villages in some of the most backward and inaccessible regions of Rajasthan will be provided with solar home systems as part of the state's rural electrification scheme.
  • 6,200
    Total number of households that will be covered.
  • 100 W
    Capacity of the solar home system (SHS) that will be installed in each household. The scheme is being implemented by Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Ltd (REIL).
  • 3
    components provided as part of the SHS: 5 LED bulbs, one DC fan, one charging socket.
  • Rs. 20,573
    Cost of each SHS and components.
  • Rs. 1,029
    Cost of the system to each village household, after subsidy.
  • Rs. 24.97 crore
    Amount allocated by the Rajasthan government in the 2016-17 budget.
  • 2,024
    households in 27 villages to be covered in Udaipur district.