Billions in Change
I am sure , you could not have missed the full front page advertisements in yesterday’s news- papers re Billions in Change
Over the next few weeks , TV viewers will get to watch this documentary video on a number of channels ( although already viewable on their ,
web site / http://billionsinchange.in/en/film/ )
It explains how Manoj Bhargava and his team of dedicated staff are trying to alleviate poverty in India ( – and later on , in entire world ) , through their revolutionary / low cost devices such as ,
[ 300 Watts @ Rs 14,450 / 150 Watts @ Rs 9,990
If you buy 30 units of 300 Watt , discounted ( 10 % ) price comes to Rs 13,000 ]
[ HANS Solar Brief Case @ Rs 9,450
Charges 300 Watt pack in 4 hours / 150 Watt pack in 2 hours ]
What a happy coincidence !
Only a few days back , PM Shri Modi announced the launch of SAUBHAGYA scheme to ensure that electricity reaches to 4 CRORE rural household
That Scheme would cost the government Rs 16,000 crores !
Now , is it possible that , government could have purchased from Manoj Bhargava , 4 Crore HANS Power Packs ( 300 Watts ) and distributed for FREE to those poor households ?
For such a BULK PURCHASE , I am sure , Manoj would have dropped the price to Rs 10,000 / – for 300 Watt pack !
Since I am not an agent / dealer of Billions In Change , I strongly recommend that EESL come out with an open tender for these Power Packs , as it has earlier done in the following cases :
We have all heard ( repeatedly – including in PM’s speech 2 days back to the Company Secretaries ) how government , through its policy of BULK PURCHASE , managed to bring down the prices of LED bulbs from Rs 360 to Rs 45 each
And succeeded in replacing 28 Crore old fashioned / power consuming bulbs !
And how , only a few days back , EESL managed to bring down the price of an Electric Car to Rs 11.2 lakhs ( against identical petrol model selling for Rs 14 lakhs ) by tendering for 10,000 cars ! And expect to bring it down further to Rs 7 lakhs in next 2 years with tenders for 100,000 cars
Of course , even at Rs 10,000 each , buying 4 CRORE Power Packs from Manoj , would cost the exchequer , Rs 40,000 Crore !
But look at the advantages :
- Not need to erect /maintain miles of transmission lines to those huts
- No need to install and monitor Electricity ( Smart ) Meters
- No need to collect monthly payments for the power consumed
- In fact , no need to PRODUCE that power in the first place
- No pollution due to power from coal-based power plants
- No need to dig or import expensive coal / or worry about low plant-load factor
- No need to worry about power thefts / transmission losses !
- No load shedding ( so common in rural areas ) for “ non-payment of bills / low consumption “
- No need to worry about PEAK / LEAN load periods
- No need to keep Subsidizing Power for ever
And for supplying such huge numbers , Manoj ( and many Solar Panel manufacturing companies from all over the World ) might even agree to set up 10 factories in India for local manufacture – generating thousands of jobs !
And talking of “ Jobs Generation “ , let the government come out with special MUDRA bank loans , only for rural youth who want to set up roadside “ Power Pack Charging Stations “ , using HANS Solar Brief cases , to recharge those 4 Crore Power Packs in 5 hours !
Each youth may be given a loan of Rs 1 LAKH , enabling him / her to buy 10 Solar Brief Cases ! This will generate ONE MILLION new “ Self Employment “ !
Today ( 07 Oct ) afternoon , Shri Narendra Modiji will “ felicitate “ :
“ Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan [ PMGDISHA ] “,
with the following objectives :
- Impart digital literacy to 6 CRORE citizens in rural India
- Provide access to information , knowledge, healthcare and livelihood generation
None of this is possible without Smart Phones / Tablets / Desk Tops
And the Power Pack can provide electricity to all of these through a 12 volt port !
( Do not hesitate to amend the Indian Electricity Act , which forbids private parties / persons to produce and sell electricity to anyone , without getting a license )
It is not too late for Minister for Renewable Energy , Shri R K Singh to consider my suggestion
07 Oct 2017
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