Taking forward Numaligarh Refinery Limited’s solar lighting programme, solar home lighting systems were installed in a few households of Jogoniati village under Bokakhat sub-division, in Golaghat district recently.
A press communique issued by Priyanka Hazarika, Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications, NRL stated that this was a part of the company’s CSR initiative.
The communique further said that NRL had lighted up several households in its neighbourhood using solar power.
“NRL has provided Solar Home Lighting Systems comprising four LED lights, a mobile charging point, a portable light and DC fan to 719 households covering 18 different villages in the neighbourhood . Out of the above, 136 households in four villages were provided SDSs in the financial year 2015-16; 290 households in 9 villages in FY 2016-17 and 293 households in five villages during the current FY 2017-18 in Bokakhat subdivision and Karbi Anglong district.
DC TV with DTH facilities were also provided for community viewing, ” the communique said.
Managing Director of the NRL, S K Barua along with Director General, The Energy and Research Institute(TERI) Ajay Mathur inaugurated the facility.
Thereafter, a public function was held at Jogonia Deodia L P School which was graced by the MD, NRL as chief guest and DG (TERI) as guest of honour; which was attended by more than 300 people from the nearby villages. Director (Finance) NRL, Indranil Mittra and other senior officials from NRL as well as TERI were also present on the occasion.