Maharashtra based NGO- Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation (MVTSF) has provided solar power support to anganwadis in four villages of Paithan tehsil of Aurangabad.
According to ET the villages, Jambhali, Chincholi, Mehearbanaik Tanda and Jambhali Wadi, were receiving inconsistent power supply due to which services at digital schools were badly affected.
MVTSF through its rural development fellows connected the schools to solar power supply. The publication notes that four digital schools will now get uninterrupted power, thereby improving delivery of educational service.
This moves comes after a baseline survey conducted by ‘gramparivartaks’ (rural development fellows) in these villages. The NGO’s project aims to electrify remote villages of Maharashtra through non-conventional energy sources.
The NGO has installed 13 rooftop panels with a capacity of 300 to 400 megawatt power. Around 300 to 350 students from four anganwadi schools would benefit from this initiative.
The execution, training, operation and maintenance of the project are being done through funds provided by the NGO and the respective grampanchayats. Through infrastructure built up, other village initiatives will also be provided power.
MVSTF CEO Ramnath Subramaniam said the organisation’s mission is to ensure that villages are empowered and development is self-initiated and sustainable.
Aurangabad district collector Naval Kishore Ram appreciated the project and the use of gap funds by the CM rural development fellows.