India : Government to give Rs 1,800 crore assistance to IIT-B for Solar Urja Lamp

MUMBAI: Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said the Centre will provide assistance of Rs 1,800 crore to IIT-Bombay for its Solar Urja Lamp (SoUL) programme.

Under the programme, the institution will disseminate solar lamps to 10 crore school children across the country.

“The mission commissioned with distributing 10 lakh solar lamps to school children. Now, we want IIT Bombay to scale up the program to 10 crore students across the country. MNRE will provide the required financial support of Rs 1,800 crore for this mission,” Goyal was quoted as saying in a release issued by IIT.

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Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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