Community-led Electrification in Tribal Regions

The 'Community-led Electrification Programme in Tribal Regions of Odisha' project will provide access to clean drinking water through solar water pumping systems and solar home lighting solutions. The project is to demonstrate that access and control over lighting, drinking water and sanitation facilities have a direct impact on the lives of the disadvantaged people living in remote communities, where the source of drinking water is at a significant distance from their dwellings.

The project aims to provide sustainable and robust drinking water supply using solar pumps for rural and far-flung villages, and access to home lighting systems for households not connected to the electric infrastructure of grid supply or where the electricity supply is poor and unreliable.

REACH

120 households, 6 villages

REGION

Kalahandi in Odisha

PROJECT STATUS

Ongoing

TIMELINE

April 2017 to March 2019

BUDGET

INR 21.65 lakh

PARTNERS

Ekoenergy

ACTIVITIES

  • Installations of solar water pumping systems
  • Decentralised home lighting systems each having a generation capacity of up to 8 W for 50 households in three villages