Surya Mitra & Solar Study Lamp Scheme-One Million Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented (Download PDF)

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under Solar Study Lamp Scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

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Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

  • ‘One million Solar Study Lamps Scheme’ has been successfully implemented or distributed under Solar Study Lamp Scheme.

  • A new project for distribution of 70 lakh solar study lamps in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand Odisha and Uttar Pradesh that was sanctioned by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in December 2016, is currently under implementation.

Background

  • The scheme which was sanctioned in January 2014 for empowering under-served communities in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra has been successfully completed. Following this, the ministry sanctioned 5 lakh solar study lamps in various states in May 2016.

  • In Rajasthan a total of 3.06 lakh solar study lamps have been distributed and 927 persons including 360 women have been trained for local assembly and repair of the solar study lamps.

  • The ministry also has a separate skill development programme Surya Mitra for imparting training in the field of solar energy for installation and repair and maintenance of Solar Power systems.

Surya Mitra

  • The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), is the apex National R&D institution in the field of Solar Energy.

  • NISE is organizing “Suryamitra” skill development programs in collaboration with State Nodal Agencies, at various locations across the country.

  • The programme aims to develop the skills of youth, considering the opportunities for employment in the growing Solar Energy Power project’s installation, operation & maintenance in India and abroad.

  • The Suryamitra Program is also designed to prepare the candidates to become new entrepreneurs in Solar Energy sector.

  • The Suryamitra Skill Development Programmes are sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy or MNRE is a ministry of Government of India. The ministry was established as the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources in 1992. It adopted its current name in October 2006.

  • The Ministry is mainly responsible for research and development, intellectual property protection and international cooperation, promotion and coordination in renewable energy sources as wind power, small hydro, biogas and solar power.

  • The broad aim of the ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of India.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 21, 2018

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