Renewable energy augmented water and electricity supply in remote villages, and ICT systems linked remote communities to information network

Solar pumps for the village-level piped water supply system improved water supply and helped communities to meet the seasonal water deficit. Solar-based home lighting solutions gave access to a consistent electricity supply for home lighting throughout the year. Village-level cadres and operators received preventive and general maintenance training to ensure the sustainability of the solar pumping systems and the mini-grids. We initiated work for reviving and augmenting the micro hydro project in Karnibel village in Kalahandi. Access to an information network connected migrant dependents in no-network regions with their family members working outside Odisha.