NRL Leverages Solar Power to Light up Villages and Towns in its Neighbourhood


GUWWAHATI, Dec 27: As a CSR initiative, NRL has lighted up several households in its neighbourhood using solar power. Taking forward NRL’s solar lighting program, Solar Home Lightning Systems were installed at few households of Jogoniati village under Bokakhat sub-division recently. MD NRL Mr. S.K.Barua along with Director General, The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) Dr Ajay Mathur inaugurated the facility. Thereafter, a public function was held at Jogonia Deodia L P School; graced by MD NRL as Chief Guest and DG (TERI) as Guest of Honour; which was attended by more than 300 people from the nearby villages. Director (Finance) NRL Mr. Indranil Mittra and other senior officials from NRL as well as TERI were also present on the occasion.

As on date, NRL has provided Solar Home Lighting Systems comprising of 4 LED lights, a mobile charging point, a portable light and DC fan to 719 households covering 18 different villages in the neighbourhood. Out of the above, 136 households in 4 villages were provided SDSs in the financial year 2015-16; 290 households in 9 villages in FY 2016-17 and 293 households in 5 villages during the current FY 2017-18 in Bokakhat Subdivision and Karbi Anglong District.DC TV with DTH facilities were also provided for community viewing.