Chandigarh, Sept 12 – In Haryana, the families belonging to Economically Weaker Sections, Scheduled Castes and those living in dhanis, will get ‘Manohar Jyoti Solar Home System’. Under this programme launched by the state government, such families are being provided with 12.8 volts power to run one ceiling fan, three lights, mobile charging facility. Apart from this, 80 AH lithium battery and solar panel of 150 Watt will also be provided.
While giving this information today, a spokesman of the New and Renewable Energy Department said that under the ‘Manohar Jyoti Solar Home System’ programme, about 16,700 families would be benefited during the current financial year at a cost of Rs 37.50 crore. He said that a common man could also get solar equipment easily and for this, a subsidy of Rs 15,000 is being provided on solar equipment costing Rs 22,500.
He said that under this scheme, initially about 2,400 such dhanis of four districts namely Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa, are being given priority, where families live outside the one kilometer radius of the village or living in farms or those who do not have electricity connections. He said that the State Government has the target to provide solar home system at the earliest to each family of these dhanis so that school going children of these families do not face problem in studies and these families will also have power during evening for doing domestic chores.
He said that under another scheme, the government would also provide solar inverter charger to those families living in dhanis and are using inverters. Under this scheme, solar inverter charger of 300 Watt would be given on priority basis for charging one battery and 500 Watt for charging two batteries. A provision of grant of Rs 22.50 crore has been made under this scheme. The State Government would give subsidy of Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000 so that these solar inverters would be in reach of poor families and weaker sections, he added.
He said that online applications have been invited for both the schemes through Saral Portal and priority would be given to the families of dhanis. He expressed hope that both these equipment would be able to meet the basic household electricity requirement of people living in dhanis. These solar devices are environment friendly and eligible families can get these devices by applying through their nearest Saral Kendras, he added.