Solar Energy Program


Since the people of Manipur are still facing acute problems of power shortage and at present people are accessing only 6 to 8 hrs a day. Every alternate day there is roster. Chanura continue “From Darkness to light” program which was launched on 19th December, 2009 with Ms Vijayalakshmi Das, CEO FWWB india, Mr. D. Gosh, DGM, SIDBI, Mrs. Smita Premchander, BOD FWWB India, Mrs. Veena Krishnamoorthy, FWWB India and Dr. V. Ramani of THRIVE Energy.

Under Chanura – FWWB partnership, we achieved so far

> 50,561 solar lanterns, Study Lamps, Mini Home Light and Fan etc. with the cost of Rs. 13.64 crores have distributed.

> More than 26,880 families were benefited.

> Family income increases by extending working hours at night.

> 9,465 children enjoyed their studies with solar study lamp.

Enhancing the solar energy program, again Chanura Launched its “Clean Energy for Clean Environment Mission” (CE2 Mission) under the project “Ensuring energy security for communities living in remote are in Manipur of Centre for Microfinance & Livelihood (CML) supported by TATA TRUSTS.

The key outputs of this Mission include power supply for basic lighting and livelihood interventions which will improve primary quality of life and incomes of these households.

Under this mission families were benefitted by solar home lighting and livelihood (solar sewing machine).