Here’s how IIT Bombay, Central government helped this village in Madhya Pradesh to go solar for cooking food
Villagers in Betul’s Bancha village are very happy as now they don’t have to go to the forest to collect wood for cooking purpose. The Centre had selected the village for the initial trial run.
There are over 74 houses in the village and they are dependent on solar power for cooking their daily meals. The Induction cooktops have been provided to all the houses in the area by the Central government.
All the solar panels and induction cooktops have been made by students of IIT Bombay and the project was launched by the Central government after it selected Bancha village for the initial trial run.
Bancha village in Betul, MP
This project has changed the lives of residents of Bancha village
The project was completed in December of 2018.
This Centre-run project has changed the lives of residents of Bancha village of Betul in many ways. Talking to ANI one of the residents said: “We don’t have to go to forests and spend time collecting woods for fire anymore. Utensils and walls don’t get blackened now. Food also gets cooked on time. It saves a lot of effort and time.”
India is planning to achieve the ambitious dream of producing over 100 GW of solar energy by 2022.
“Now food gets cooked on time and it also saves a lot of effort and time.”
According to a recent report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), India is the now the lowest cost producer of solar power. As per the report, the cost of renewable energy sources came down again in 2018 and this trend was not limited to India as renewable energy sources witnessed cost declines all over the globe.
Solar power generation in the country has been increasing rapidly over the past few years and while India is aggressive about renewable energy it is also facing credible challenges due to multiple reasons.