Schneider Electric says electrified 700,000 households in 10 years

Targeting the rural areas, the initiative was undertaken by Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF), the CSR wing of Schneider Electric India, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation. 

Schneider Electric India has said it has electrified 7 lakh households in the last 10 years in the country, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Targeting the rural areas, the initiative was undertaken by Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF), the CSR wing of Schneider Electric India, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation.

The company achieved the landmark figure in ten years beginning 2008 to 2018, benefiting about 3.5 million people in remote areas without grid supply, Schneider Electric India said in a statement.

“Now our aim is to reach to 50 million people within the next 10 years. The initiative supports the Government of India’s vision of providing Power for All by 2022,” it said.

Speaking on the milestones achieved by SEIF, Venkat Garimella, Vice-President, Strategy & Energy Efficiency, Schneider Electric India said, “At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy is a basic human right and our mission is to empower local groups and to reach out to every segment of the society with training and education programmes for sustainable living.

During these ten years the company has trained around 85,000 unemployed youth with vocational skills, such as electricians. Apart from this SEIF has set up nine advanced renewable energy training centres in Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Cuttack, Vizag and Jaipur with an emphasis on hands-on practical training with customised and specially-developed course content.

Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) focuses on five core areas education, entrepreneurship, employment, electrification and training.

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