The Uttar Pradesh Small Industries Corporation Limited has invited bids for the supply and installation of 400 lithium ferro phosphate battery solar streetlights for District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Varanasi under the marketing assistance program.
Similarly, another tender has been floated for the supply and installation of 200 lithium phosphate battery solar streetlights for DRDA, Sultanpur. In another tender, bids have been invited for 36 lithium ferro phosphate battery solar streetlights for DRDA, Sultanpur. For all the three tenders, 12-watt solar streetlights have been specified.
The last date for the submission of bids for all the three tenders is April 29, 2020.
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹83,000 (~$1,085.89) as the earnest money deposit (EMD) for the supply and installation of 400 lithium ferro phosphate battery solar street lights at DRDA Varanasi.
For the supply and installation of 200 lithium phosphate solar street lights at DRDA Sultanpur, interested bidders will have to pay an EMD amount of ₹43,000 (~$562.56).
Similarly, for the supply and installation of 36 lithium ferro phosphate battery solar lights, interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹8,000 (~$104.66) as the EMD.
Recently, the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a government entity under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power (MoP), floated a tender for the design, manufacture, testing, and supply of 1.9 million LED streetlights in Telangana gram panchayats and other states across India.
In December last year, the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) had floated a tender for 100 solar street lights and 50 solar fox lights in the fringe area of Karikot village in Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.
Previously, Mercom had reported that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had received approval to launch phase II of Atal Jyoti Yojna (AJAY) during the financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20. The ministry had also received ₹500 million (~$7.13 million) to meet the pending liabilities of phase I of the program. Under the phase II of AJAY, 304,500 solar street lights are expected to be installed in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, North Eastern states including Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, and parliamentary constituencies covering 48 aspirational districts.
Rakesh Ranjan is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.