New Delhi. Under the HCL Community’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, HCL Foundation has invested Rs 30 crore in the last one year to create mini solar grid in 15 villages of Uttar Pradesh. In this statement, the company said that this investment has created 14 Mini Solar grids in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh, which has provided uninterrupted power supply to 900 rural households with remote low supply. The company will also spend three crore rupees per year for the next five years on the maintenance of these grids.
Alok Verma, Assistant Project Director of HCL Community, gave information about this mini-grid project during a roundtable discussion on the methods of effective use of solar energy in ensuring electricity availability in the country. He said that HCL Community is working with Uttar Pradesh Government to work on solar power electrification in three blocks of Kardhuna, Bahendar and Kothwan in Hardoi district. We are confident that our project has the capacity to change the livelihood of thousands of such families from these villages which come from backward socio-economic background.