Kudumbasree, one of the largest women empowering projects in the country is set to conserve energy by promoting non-conventional energy equipments. The Kudumbasree members will create awareness about non-conventional energy gadgets such as solar lanterns, rooftop panels, UPS, heater, cooker, biogas plants etc and distribute, market, and service them through the 200 marketing and service centres proposed to be opened across the state.
The programme is envisaged under the ‘Oorjasree’ project in which 200 marketing and service outlets named ‘Oorjasree’ for solar utility devices will be started. The government expects to save around 400,000 units of power by implementing traditional power saving devices to every home in three years through this project. Through the project, not less than 2,000 women can be provided jobs and one lakh solar equipment could be released in a year, informed Power Minister, Aryadan Mohammed. As part of the energy conservation drive, the Kudumabsree members will also switch off one light each at their homes for an hour and save 3.8 million units of power a month. The first outlet of ‘Oorjasree’ will be opened in the Museum compound, Trivandrum on February 28.