AROH Foundation Project Update

Date: 17/01/2024

NextEnergy Foundation supported AROH Foundation to install 150 solar street lights (“SSLs”) across 10 villages in the Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh, India. The villages were selected based on AROH’s existing presence and because they were lacking the adequate infrastructure for adequate power supply.

Following the installation of the SSLs, AROH started a key phase of the project aimed at involving the community in the maintenance of the street lights and the monitoring of the operations.

Village committees were set up to take in charge the proper care of the installed SSLs. The involvement of the community will ensure long-term financial support as well as program sustainability.

At the time of this update, 144 out of 150 SSLs are properly working. Please see the project page  for more details.