New Delhi: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has planned various activities under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ during the week starting from August 23 to August 27.
During the week, special efforts will be made to disseminate information on PM-KUSUM to farmers and rooftop solar phase-II to consumers. Both the schemes were launched in March 2019 and are being implemented by most of the states in the country.
Apart from online programmes including training sessions, webinars, panel discussions, interaction with beneficiaries etc., programmes will also be organised physically following the protocols of COVID-19.
While different States will conduct various activities during this week, various other activities are also to be carried out during this week. The Chandigarh Renewable Energy Society (CREST) will launch an online portal for consumer registration and processing of rooftop applications.
During the week, solar ambassadors, will interact with the rooftop consumers and explain to them the benefit and processes of the installation of the rooftop systems in different states. They will report the capacity, generation of electricity and savings that can be possible by the installation of rooftop solar.
So far 20 states and UTs have identified cities to be developed as solar cities. In addition, Konark and Modhera (Sun Temple cities) are already in the process of being developed as solar cities. An hour session with the States on different projects that can be planned and implemented in these cities will be held having participation from different stakeholders.
Online training will be organised for beneficiaries and village level entrepreneurs on decentralising renewable energy products. The major participants in the training would be women village-level entrepreneurs.
An online session will be held with NGOs and self-group working in this field to create knowledge and awareness on the decentralisation of renewable energy productive applications in livelihood.
To get feedback from off-grid solar beneficiaries (solar street lights and solar study lamps provided under MNRE Schemes) and also to create awareness about the off-grid solar applications, an interactive session will be held with beneficiaries from the State of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Mizoram.
Public awareness and communication information prepared for PM-KUSUM will be disseminated. A quiz will be organised on PM-KUSUM Scheme. A feedback session will be organised with the beneficiaries on the impact of community-level green energy interventions.
Under the PM-KUSUM Scheme, a standalone solar pump component, there is a provision of using solar energy for other productive purposes. A Session on possible intervention and policy measures will be conducted.
Awareness and feedback sessions with the beneficiaries under PM-KUSUM Scheme will be conducted. Possible financing solutions under the three Components of PM-KUSUM will be discussed through a separate online session.
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