YouthNet has organised a certification ceremony for the participants of three solar awareness programmes on March 8. The awareness programme was sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, and conducted by YouthNet under the aegis of National Institute of Solar Energy and Department of New & Renewable Energy, Nagaland. The three-day programme was designed specifically for eight North-Eastern states to spread awareness about Renewable Energy Sources at the grassroots level. YouthNet conducted programme on Mini and Micro Grids, Remote Village Electrification and Off Grid Solar Technologies from January 16 to 25 and trained more than 100 candidates.
Along with different renewable energy technologies, trainees were introduced to various schemes of central as well as state government. In order to promote renewable entrepreneurship in the State, emphasis was given on various entrepreneurship skills required for an entrepreneur. All participants were also introduced to Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana as an option of finance. YouthNet aims to conduct the next phase on Surya Mitra training, a three-month training on solar. The department of New & Renewable Energy, Nagaland, has been encouraging youth on acquiring technical knowledge on solar energy.