Ministry of New and Renewable Energy celebrates “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy celebrates “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy celebrates “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” | Source: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has planned various activities under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” during the week starting from 23rd August to 27th August  2021.

During the week, special efforts will be made to disseminate information on PM-KUSUM to farmers and Rooftop Solar Phase-II to consumers. Both the Schemes were launched in March 2019 and are being implemented by most of the States in the country.

Apart from online programs including training sessions, webinars, panel discussions, interaction with beneficiaries, etc., programs will also be organized physically following the protocols of Covid-19.

While different States will conduct various activities during this week, various other activities are also to be carried out during this week.

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy Society (CREST) will launch an online portal for consumer registration and processing of rooftop applications.

During the week, Solar Ambassadors, will interact with the rooftop consumers and explain to them the benefit and processes of the installation of rts systems in different States. They will report the capacity, generation of electricity, and savings that can be possible by the installation of Rooftop Solar.

Consumers which have already installed Rooftop Solar will take their selfies along with their Rooftop Solar System using a common photo frame and upload it on social media.

Video messages from eminent personalities and beneficiaries of the scheme will also be planned. Opportunities will be given to the consumers who have already installed Solar Rooftop and are getting benefits out of it. Information will also be posted on social media.

So far 20 States/ UTs have identified cities to be developed as solar cities. In addition, Konark and Modhera (Sun Temple cities) are already in the process of being developed as solar cities. An hour session with the States on different projects that can be planned and implemented in these cities will be held having participation from different stakeholders.

Online training will be organized for beneficiaries and village-level entrepreneurs on decentralizing renewable energy products. Major participants in the training would be women village-level entrepreneurs.

To create knowledge and awareness on the decentralized renewable energy productive applications in livelihood, an online session will be held with NGOs/ self-group working in this field.

To get feedback from Off-grid Solar beneficiaries (solar street lights and solar study lamps provided under MNRE Schemes) and also to create awareness about the Off-grid Solar applications, an interactive session will be held with beneficiaries from the State of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, and Mizoram.

Public awareness and communication information prepared for PM-KUSUM will be disseminated.

OV Digital Desk