Solar lamps to aid skills training
Focus: Environment , Rural Development
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For ₹900, you can fund one solar lamp.
CYSD have already installed LED bulbs and tube lights in their centre, and purchased a zero-emission generator to ensure that training sessions are not disrupted due to constant power outages. Solar lamps will add to CYSD's arsenal of green energy as they will provide light for three-four hours during which the generator will not be in use - especially in the evenings when trainees revise topics covered and prepare for sessions the next day.WHY KEONJHAR
The training centre is located in an isolated part of Odisha's Keonjhar district where there is erratic power supply because of low voltage and load shedding, especially during the summer months. Keonjhar is also home to marginalised agricultural and tribal communities, who make up a large part of the participants attending the training programmes at the centre and would benefit from learning in an environment that is not disrupted by power cuts.
Frequent power interruptions affect the Farm Training, a well intended initiative of CYSD towards tribal people’s empowerment.
According to Pranesh Chaudhary, founder and CEO of ZunRoof, a leading company among the solar power system manufacturers, switching to various solar power options can help reduce electricity bills by a staggering 92%.
CYSD are raising funds for 50 solar lamps, at ₹900 each. The lamps will provide back-up light in four training halls, 13 dormitories, the dining hall and kitchen. Once the Fundraiser closes, the solar lamps will be purchased, installed and the centre’s staff trained in their efficient management.