Power Finance Corporation may offer TV sets to 1600 villages in Arunachal

New Delhi-

Under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme Power Finance Corporation (PFC) will offer TV sets to residents of 1,600 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. This was informed by  Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal in a programme on Tuesday.

Goyal said  “There are villages in Arunachal Pradesh that have not had power for 70 years, they are virtually cut off from the rest of the country, PFC should endeavour to provide TV sets for these 1,600 villages.” These TV sets will be capable of running on power from off-grid solar power modules.

A top Power Ministry official said that the plan is in the preliminary phase and will be funded out of PFC’s discretionary spend on CSR activities.