Solar

SWRC   Solar  Programme Since 2000 – 14

Since 2000 the Social Work and Research Centre is also known as Barefoot  College. The global approach in training and solar electrification as First, the Ministry of  External Affairs has impaneled the Barefoot  College for the training of rural illiterate and semi-literate women on solar electrification, rainwater harvesting, and livelihoods from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) under the  ITEC  programme. 

Second, on the ITEC pattern, the  Ministry of New and Renewable  Energy (MNRE) has adopted and supporting the barefoot training model under the human resource program at the national level.  

Third, the barefoot training and solar electrification model was the key component of  India’s International Relationship  Programmes of  India  Africa Forum Summit  (IAFS) in Africa and  Forum for India   Pacific   Islands Cooperation (FIPIC)  in 14 pacific island countries.  

The way forward:  India seeks to replicate globally One  Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) vision. It is a great opportunity to include the barefoot approach in the vision document.

Achievements: 

National  Level

  • States:   17
  • Villages  covered :  688
  • No. of  Houses Solar Electrified:   25,951
  • No. of  Women Solar Engineers Trained  in  the 13  Courses: 624
  • Supported by:  UNDP, MNRE, EU  and Others 

 

International  Level

  • Countries :   76
  • Villages  covered :  334
  • No. of  Houses Solar Electrified:   14,512
  • No. of  Women Solar Engineers Trained  (566) in  the   14 ITEC   Courses (447) + 9 Other  Courses (119) 
  • Supported by:  MEA, UNDP, Host Country Governments and Others 

 

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Name  of  CountriesNo. of  Women  BSE  trained No. of  Houses  solar  electrified No. of  Villages 

Covered 

Ethiopia6790037
Afghanistan 12100012
Bhutan4060036
Bangladesh300
Belize11002
Benin23003
Bhutan162006
Bolivia11152
Botswana700
Brazil11003
Burkina Faso66006
Burundi41003
Cambodia62007
Cameroon42004
CAR400
Chad200
Chile52005
Colombia83506
Comoros62004
Cuba200
DR Congo1240011
Djibouti52504
Dominican300
East Timor42003
Ecuador42004
Ethiopia101205
El Salvador 41503
Fiji103007
Ghana52004
Guatemala42004
Guinea Bissau62505
Haiti400
Honduras400
Indonesia83007
Ivory Coast41004
Jordan22002
Kenya161509
Kiribati400
Lesotho400
Liberia81506
Madagascar72005
Malawi133007
Malaysia11001
Mali33002
Mauritania 21502
Mexico61504
Mozambique31002
Myanmar2240013
Namibia31003
Nauru400
Nicaragua400
Niger400
Panama700
Paraguay 300
Peru72004
Philippines92005
PNG124007
Rwanda143009
Samoa400
Senegal92006
Siberia222
Sierra Leone106006
Solomon Islands400
South Africa300
South Sudan132004
Sri Lanka300
Sudan62004
Tanzania184008
The Gambia42754
The Palestinian100
Tonga21002
Togo61003
Uganda104004
Vanuatu31002
Vietnam400
Zambia600
Zanzibar136008
Zimbabwe31003
Total56614,512334