Economy

MNRE to distribute solar devices in rural, tribal areas

Debabrata Das New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announced on Friday a programme for intensive distribution of renewable energy devices to the rural and tribal people in the country.

"Under the programme, devices like Unnat Chulhas, Solar Cookers, Solar Lamps, Solar Home Lighting Systems and others will be distributed using funds of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA)," an official statement said.

According to the statement, CAMPA has already issued circular providing the guidelines for utilisation of funds to the state governments and union territories regarding the programme.

States and union territories have been requested to indicate their targets for distribution of Unnat Chulhas, Solar Cookers, Solar Lamps and Solar Home Lighting Systems in forest fringes and protected areas for the next five years to the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

Published on August 14, 2015

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