Over 700 households in Assam’s Golaghat district received electricity with the help of solar power. Three villages in Jorhat, Majuli and Karbi Anglong districts also received electricity.
The project was implemented by the state-run Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) along with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The user paid only 10 per cent of the total cost as an advance, while NRL paid the balance amount using its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund.
From 2016, 720 households across 18 villages received electricity in Golaghat.
Two types of solar domestic systems were designed, one with four light points and another with one fan and two light points. A mobile charging point and a portable lantern were also provided. These systems are able to operate up to four to six hours during the day time.