NESFAS, in collaboration with the World Himalayan Expedition (GHE) lately offered photo voltaic electrification to 2 villages, viz Mynriah (Mawkynrew Block) and Nongpriang (Shella Bholaganj Block), whereas additionally offering Photo voltaic-powered gear and services. of lighting for Public Well being Facilities in Swer (Laitkroh Block) and Laitryngew (Shella Bholaganj Block).
The photo voltaic electrification initiative is applied below the Local weather Resilient Village Program funded by TATA Communication’s CSR. The challenge seeks to supply clear vitality entry by means of solar energy and clear cookstoves to assist enhance the residing requirements of the agricultural inhabitants residing within the distant fringes of North East India within the states like Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. By means of this provision of photo voltaic vitality entry to rural communities, this system goals to implement vitality options in a sustainable, scalable and environmentally helpful approach that may result in the general growth of the group whereas concurrently offering energy of the native village inhabitants.
Situated within the steep foothills with greater than 5,000 to 10,000 steps required to succeed in the villages, the individuals of Nongpriang village have been residing with none electrification because it was reduce off in 2018 whereas members of the Mynriah group lived with out electrical energy all their lives. When the challenge was applied of their villages, the group members additionally actively participated within the work, they carried the heavy photo voltaic gear and supplies from the roadside to their villages with a smile on their faces. faces and a spring of their step.
Native engineers from the agricultural communities of Garo Hills and Khasi Hills have accomplished all of the photo voltaic electrification work very quickly. Beneath the challenge, 76 households in Nongpriang obtained electrification of their houses for the primary time since 2018 and 23 households in Mynriah.
“I thank NESFAS for paving the best way and for at all times doing its nice work for the group. As a chief representing the group, I really feel that we’re actually blessed and all these years we’ve lived in darkness. I want to specific my gratitude to NESFAS and the staff for at all times taking care of us and our wants. shared a contented Liwell Mynsong, Headman of Mynriah village when receiving electrical energy for the primary time.
Fredy Suting, college instructor, Nongpriang, could not comprise his pleasure to see the electrical energy that got here to the village once more, “I really feel grateful for the arrival of photo voltaic vitality as a result of we’ve been residing with out electrical energy since 2018 . It is a nice profit for my individuals. typically.”
Other than the electrification of the homes, as many as 15 road lights had been put in in Nongpriang whereas one other 4 had been additionally put in in Mynriah village. Elsewhere, the Public Well being Facilities in Swer and Laitryngew had been additionally electrified. Every PHC is supplied with a vaccine provider, lab fridge, radiant warmth child hotter, fetal doppler, and different photo voltaic powered gear.
Khraw Wahlang, Adviser for Improvements, NESFAS, expressed his gratitude to GHE for the professionalism in all features of the exercise they (GHE) carried out – “The execution of the work was nicely deliberate. It was commendable from the time the truck loaded with supplies left Delhi till we completed the work within the village. Working with GHE has been an incredible expertise for NESFAS. Khraw acknowledged.
Sumit Dhiman, Operations Supervisor, World Himalayan Expedition (GHE) said that GHE, together with NESFAS, is working for upgrading PHC with photo voltaic vitality together with different initiatives like electrification of villages and implementation of cookstoves challenge in numerous areas of Meghalaya. Speaking concerning the electrification of homes in Nongpriang, he expressed his reduction to have the ability to present photo voltaic vitality to the individuals of the village and was comfortable along with his expertise within the implementation of the challenge. “We (GHE) are very proud of the actions of the individuals within the village and likewise the NESFAS staff,” he added.
The NESFAS group marketing consultant, Shaiphar Dohling, highlighted the massive distinction between the photo voltaic gear that the communities owned prior to now (they purchased it themselves) and the photo voltaic gear and lighting offered by this group initiative. Including how “useful” the photo voltaic set up was for each family within the two villages, he expressed his deep gratitude to TATA Communications and the GHE staff for a similar.
Rikynti Sohkhlet, a member of the Nongpriang group fortunately said, “I thank NESFAS, GHE and TATA Communications for bringing photo voltaic vitality to our group. As soon as once more, we now have electrical energy and should not residing at midnight. The entire group , we’re grateful for renewable vitality safety.”