Assam and particularly the northeatern region in India are among the backward states. Majority of households in unelectrified and under electrified villages in Assam use kerosene as a source of energy for lighting, which has proved to be a health and environmental hazard. It is also affecting the education of children and the productivity of the villagers, especially the women population.
Solar home systems will replace kerosene lamps and provide better illumination and smokefree indoor environment thereby enhancing productivity and quality of village woman artisans, facilitate education of the children and improve lifestyle of the most disadvantaged people.It will also provide solar light maintenance training and address employment opportunities for youths of that village.
Replication of the models in different parts of Assam, Northeast or other parts of the country . Overall development of the rural areas through increased employment, education and increase in commercial activities.