Provision of 24/7 electricity supply in the villages is one of the priority areas under the SMARTGRAM initiative. This is to enable the villages to take up economic activities requiring electricity and enable the students, youth to fulfill their dream in the field they aspire to be. The focus is also to reduce the carbon footprint by exploring non-conventional sources of energy like power through rooftop solar power system and energy from waste.
The main areas will be as below :
The five villages have been sanctioned funds for providing 24X7electricity by upgrading distribution network in the village and extending the urban feature to these villages. The fund for the purpose has been sanctioned by the government of Haryana and the work is being carried out by DHBVN, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam. Presently, Village Dhaula and Harchandpur have been provided with 24x7 Electricity supply.
The potential for rooftop solar power generation in the villages has been assessed for grid connected solar power panels to enable reduction in electricity bills for the consumers. The roof top solar power project on public buildings like schools, Sub centre etc. is being carried out to reduce the dependence on power from fossil fuel.
A comprehensive system of collection and disposal of garden as well as household wastes is being put in place. The garden and the green waste will be converted to energy and the non-bio-degradable waste like plastic will be recycled to be used productively.
Various energy efficient equipment like LED bulbs, energy efficient tube wells, fans and other domestic as well as commercial equipment are being installed in the village. Awareness is being created amongst the villagers about the potential saving due to these technologies their environmental benefits. Improved cooking stoves (Choolas), Use of e-rickshaws etc are other products being promoted to reduce dependence on fossil fuel. Selected villagers, especially women, are also being trained in repair and maintenance of energy-efficient devices.