Gurugram, October 22, 2017: Since its inception, SpiceJet has been on an endeavor to democratize air travel and connect the unconnected parts of the country. In line with the same and taking a step further this Diwali, SpiceJet is again vowing to connect the unconnected albeit this time to lend a help hand in lighting the remote and un-electrified regions of the country. In this one-of-a-kind initiative ‘Roshan Hoga Desh Hamara’ launched on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the airline has adopted the remote village of BARUAHCHUCK, in the Majuli district in Assam. The airline aims to provide sustainable energy access through solar microgrid to the people living here thereby improving their quality of life.
Recognized by the Guinness book of world records as the world’s largest river island, Majuli is situated in very close proximity to the mighty Brahmaputra river and hence is frequently flooded thus making commuting extremely difficult. Consequently illuminating BARUAHCHUCK village, poses an enormous gamut of challenges due to its location.
As part of the initiative, SpiceJet will set a ‘Solar Microgrid’ on site which will help bring electricity to approximately 70 households, 1 school, 1 anganwadi, 2 temples, areas besides the street lighting. A ‘Solar Microgrid’ is a small-scale power grid that can operate independently or in conjunction with the area’s main electrical grid to provide electricity to a limited number of households. The ‘Micro Grid’ being set up will be solely dedicated the BARUAHCHUCK.
On the occasion of the announcement of the special initiative, Mr. Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said that “”On occasions like these, we remember our fellow countrymen who are not as fortunate as us. This Diwali we wanted to try and light up the lives of those who have never had electricity. And so, we are helping provide electricity to the village of BARUAHCHUCK in Assam. This is SpiceJet’s small contribution to improving the lives of the people of this village.”
Mr. Debojo Maharshi, CMO, SpiceJet said, “In an initiative to provide electricity to un-electrified Indian households, SpiceJet is proud to adopt BARUAHCHUCK village. The initiative will fuel new life choices for the people for whom even the basic amenities of life seemed a distant dream. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, we pledge to contribute towards this noble cause and are certain that initiatives like these will eventually uplift these regions.”
Indeed, this gesture will literally power the village of BARUAHCHUCK, which is otherwise deprived of the means to ensure basic life. This environment friendly initiative aims at multiplying the efficiency of the villagers while parallely ensuring public safety & security and encouraging women entrepreneurs. The entire project is expected to be executed in around 75 days.