In 2009, the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had identified about 18,000 remote villages – mostly in regions where grid extension was not possible. They launched a scheme called Remote Village Electrification Programme.
The main objective was electrification through renewable energy sources of those villages and hamlets where grid connectivity was either not feasible or not cost-effective. However, this programme was terminated in 2012. As on June 30, 2013, there were 12,771 villages and hamlets that were sanctioned, out of which 10,154 were electrified.
The Centre for Science and Environment invites journalists from across India for the Anil Agarwal Media Fellowships themed “A DISTANT DREAM?”
- An investigation into the state of electrification in India’s remote villages
- How do these 18,000 remote villages and hamlets spread across 25 states fare today in terms of electrification?
- Do they continue to fester in darkness, or has their dream seen the light of the day?
This fellowship is open to all journalists working in India
Duration of the Fellowship:
Two months- September- October 2017
50,000 Rs per Fellow
How To Apply:
Please email your application in English to the undersigned. Attach the following documents with your application:
- Fellowship proposal (not more than 500 words)
- Latest bio-data
- Letter of support from your editor, specifying that the publication / media house would publish / telecast / broadcast your stories done under the Fellowships
The Fellowship committee may request for some samples of your work at a later stage, if deemed necessary by the Jury.
Last Date to Send in Your Applications: August 10th 2017
Souparno Banerjee, The CSE Media Resource Centre
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact no: 9910864339
For more information, please visit the official link given here.