Solar Electrification in off-grid region leveraging the strength of Self Help Groups
Khetramohanpur Bhagabati Ballika Vidyalaya
Non availability of electricity in school hostel
Project implemented in 03 phases through coverage of total 45 JLGs and 450 rural households of S-24 Parganas (39 micro-clusters) & Purulia (06 micro-clusters)
- Design of suitable business model through community contribution for replacing kerosene lamps with Solar LED lights
- Formation of a Joint Liability Group for availing financial assistance from NABARD
- Financial assistance of Z137340/-provided by NABARD for installation of 75 Solar LED lights in the hostel together with a loan of Z112340 sanctioned by Regional Head Office
- 110 school children residing in the hostel who were earlier contributing for use of kerosene lamps, now contribute approximately Z2/- per child per day so as to raise a daily collection of 225/- per day (Z 3/- per solar light) to maintain the lights and system and also to repay the soft loan.