Under the Chattered Village Initiative of MOSONiE Socio Economic Foundation, Clean Energy project was launched in partnership with SELCO Foundation in 2017. The project’s main objective is to provide quality Solar Lighting System to the rural homes at an affordable price for socio economic upliftment.
On the 23rd of January 2017, MOSONiE in collaboration with SELCO Foundation and Envo Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd, an incubate of SELCO, successfully conducted its first Solar Lighting System demonstration in three far flung villages under Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya. The demonstration was carried out simultaneously in three villages namely Jolshyiem, Umlathu and Upper Jorbil of Jirang and Umling Block, Ri-Bhio District Meghalaya. Villagers from neighboring villages where installation took place also came to witness the demonstration.
During the installation the villagers were deliberated on how the solar systems are operated and how the payments can be made. They were given two financial options for the full payment of the system cost-a). EMI in five year tenure and b) EMI in four year tenure, with an interest rate of 7%, down payment of 10% respectively. However they were also given an option if they could pay within one or two year if they could afford the same.