The Government has provided central financial assistance for installation of a 20 kWp SPV power project operated in a mini-grid mode in village Jhargaon in Gumla District, Jharkhand. The plant being operated by a village level Committee is providing electricity for home lights, street lights, community centre, atta chakki/rice mill, RO plant and a pump set.
This information was given by Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. Dr. Abdullah said that the Ministry has also extended financial support for installation of 60 gasifier systems of 32 kWe capacity with 100 % producer gas engines for providing electricity to villagers through local distribution network. The plants are being installed in association with State Governments, NGOs, village level organizations, institutions, entrepreneurs, etc.