Villagers in Rongdingre and Sonsangre villages in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills were lit up this Christmas with round the clock solar power supply.
The Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has provided these two villages with round the clock solar power supply by setting up solar microgrids.
The supply of renewable energy will make the life of people in these villages easy by ensuring a steady flow of power supply even in absence of electricity.
The local community has been trained to operate the micro-grid infrastructure to produce solar energy.
Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad Sangma has applauded the GHE for its efforts in his tweet.
“#Christmas made more meaningful for the villagers of Rongdingre & Sonsangre in #South Garo Hills as they receive Solar Electricity by @GHE_Connect. Spreading joy through renewable energy to the remotest villages in #Meghalaya! Let there be light!” tweeted Conrad Sangma.
GHE is an Indian organization that has been working towards providing solar energy in remote places.
It conducts expeditions to these places and funds the procurement and installation of solar micro-grid infrastructure in these places through a small portion of the expedition fee.
The organization was awarded the prestigious 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award this year for its effort to combat climate change amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.