Right to Light, an initiative engineered by IIT Bombay will be launched by central government in poll bound state of Uttar Pradesh and 4 others.
Under the Right to Light scheme, government will provide solar lamps for reading purpose to the school going students across the state. The scheme will be launched with the help of Piyush Goyal’s ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE).
The scheme will cater to the 1.03 crore students in 296 development blocks in Uttar Pradesh where electrification is less than 50%. The scheme will target the homes which are still dependent upon kerosene.
Under the scheme, the beneficiary student will have to pay some of the cost of the lamp while rest will be borne by the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy).
The Right to Light scheme is likely to be launched by September.