This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust and Urja Foundation commissioned the lighting up of Un-electrified Homes across rural India with Solar Power system. With the noble intention to serve our country men, who are deprived of electricity, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust and Urja Foundation have commissioned the rural electrification initiative which was announced on Shri Amitabh Bachchan's Birthday on October 11, 2013.
The HRB Memorial Trust & URJA Foundation is planning to tap the solar power energy for this noble task. They have now commissioned the rural electrification initiative to provide feasible and sustainable renewable energy solutions for inclusive growth!
Bachchan who is elated to be part of this project said at an event, "Commissioned the rural electrification programme as promised on my birthday last month, under the aegis of URJA Foundation & HRB Foundation, a feeling of great pride to be seated by the side of my Father's portrait, in an act that would have pleased him too."
According to their study in December 2012, over 250 million Indian citizens had no access to electricity and over 1/3rd of India's rural population lacked electricity, as did 6% of the urban population.
The solar home lighting systems (SHS) are been provided free of cost to all identified beneficiaries. Catering to the basic necessity of lighting the Solar Home Lighting System (SHS) will power 2 lights, 1 portable light and mobile charger.
With the growing energy needs of our country, renewable energy resources will play an important role in the future. The solar home light system installed will be a step ahead to providing the basic necessity of clean and green energy.