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01 Apr 2022 -Lucknow TP Renewable Microgrid partners with Usha Silai School to provide clean energy to electric sewing machines
~ Targets to benefit over 20 Usha Silai Centres across 200 villages ~

TP Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power, and Usha Silai School, an initiative of Usha International Ltd. aimed at skilling rural women and empowering them to become entrepreneurs, announce a partnership for a noble cause. Under this partnership, Usha Silai School will provide sewing machines and deliver training through Sarvodaya Ashram, its NGO partner, to women folks of the village. Whereas, TPRMG will provide a clean, affordable and quality power supply to electric sewing machines of Usha Centre through its solar microgrids. The initiative will benefit over 20 Usha Centres across 200 villages in UP & Bihar States. 

The partnership inauguration event was launched on 31st Mar 22 at Rewana Village in Lakhimpur Kheri District (1st Green Digital Smart Village of UP) in the presence of Shri. Chandra Dev Pandey, Block Development Officer, Mitauli , Shri. Birendra Varma, Gram Pradhan, Rewana ,Shri. Manoj Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, TP Renewable Microgrid, Shri. Alok Shukla, Senior General Manager, Usha International, Smt. Urmila Srivastava, President, Sarvodaya Ashram and the local village community.

This initiative will also create additional income generation opportunities for the local women using electric sewing machines that can be used for basic stitching as well as creative embroidery. Initially, the pilot shall be launched in one of the villages of Lakhimpur District in UP and Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. 

Mr. Manoj Gupta , CEO - TP Renewable Microgrid  commented on this initiative"We are extremely proud to partner with Usha. Through our off-grid solutions like solar microgrids, we wish to help rural communities and businesses in India meet their urgent power needs quickly and economically. 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". 

Ms. Mary Rupa Tete, Vice-President and Head of the Usha Silai School commenting on this partnership said, “This is one partnership that is a win-win for all stakeholders involved. It is heartening to see how our Usha Silai initiative is growing in terms of impact on skill building and financial empowerment, as well as organically upping the quality of the skills by introducing the automatic zigzag machines and embroidery machines – also ensuring that we use renewable / clean energy for the same.  To see more and more women in remote areas empowered, to claim their rightful place in society by becoming earning members of the family is extremely gratifying as that is the vision this initiative is founded on.”

TP Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG) has recently launched the world's most extensive renewable energy programme for rural areas to help villages get a 24*7 power supply and become self-sufficient. It has covered more than 200 villages and plans to cover more than 10,000 villages in 6-7 years. TPRMG has touched over 14,000 households and Shops in UP and Bihar and gears itself up to meet rural India's power needs. It has just embarked on plans to take up similar projects in Odisha.

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About USHA Silai School:

The Silai School program is a pan India community-based rural initiative of Usha International Ltd. This social 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. The primary objective of the Silai School program is to create a livelihood option for women by financially empowering them through imparting sewing and stitching and entrepreneurship skills. The secondary objective is to create a social standing and recognition within her family and community through economic enablement.For more details on Silai Schools visit https://www.ushasilaischool.com.

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