CSC andTata Power to set up 10,000 solar micro grids in rural areas

The government’s e-governance services arm Common Services Center (CSC) has announced a collaboration with Tata Power to set up solar-powered micro grids and water pumps in rural areas across the country.

As per the partnership, Tata Power proposes to set up 10,000 micro grids to support rural customers. These micro grids will be supported by CSC village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) at the ground level. Under the partnership, over 375,000 CSCs will be involved in supplying solar water pumps to farmers and help in setting up micro grids in residential and commercial establishments in rural areas. The partnership is in line with the government’s focus on providing solar water pumps and micro-grid connected to solar power for small and marginal farmers to provide them with financial and water security.