TP Microgrid to power sewing school with electricity from solar in India

April 5, 2022
The Usha Silai School will provide training and sewing machines through NGO partner Sarvodaya Ashram to women in 200 villages in UP and Bihar, India. TPRMG will power their electric sewing machines with solar

Tata Power subsidiary TP Renewable Microgrid and Usha Silai School, an initiative of Usha International, have come together to train rural women in sewing and power their equipment with clean energy.

The Usha Silai School will provide training and sewing machines through NGO partner Sarvodaya Ashram to women in 200 villages in UP and Bihar, India. TPRMG will power their electric sewing machines at more than 20 Usha Centres with energy from its solar microgrids.

“This initiative will provide a reliable power supply to the electric sewing machines, promote micro-entrepreneurs, and work towards influencing others to adopt renewable energy solutions and contribute to India's rural electrification and transformation,” TP Renewable Microgrid  CEO Manoj Gupta said.

TP Renewable Microgrid has launched the world’s most extensive renewable energy programme for rural areas in India. It will ensure power supply 24/7.

It has covered over 200 villages at present and intends to cover more than 10,000 villages in the next six to seven years.

Usha’s Silai School initiative is aimed at empowering women from marginalized sections of the communities residing in the remote hamlets, habitations and villages of India. Initiated in 2011, Usha Silai School program at present has 29,244 Silai Schools across all the states of India, 100 in Nepal and 20 in Sri Lanka and 3 production centers in Bhutan.