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Amasebailu becomes First 100% Solar Powered Village in Karnataka

Published on June 15, 2019
Amasebailu has become the first village in Karnataka to have 100% solar-powered houses.
Amasebailu becomes First 100% Solar Powered Village in Karnataka
  • Amasebailu is a small village situated on the left bank of Haldi river in Udupi.
  • It was a three-year-long project.


  • The village is tagged as a Solar Gram Panchayat with about 1858 houses illuminated with solar lamps.
  • The project was launched three years ago in 2016.
  • It is implemented at a total cost of Rs. 2.13 crore.
  • The project was funded by the Centre and the State Government.
  • The ratio 30:20 and the rest was paid by the Panchayat and charitable organizations.
  • The installation cost of one solar lamp lies around Rs. 5000 but they were given to household at a subsidized rate of Rs. 1500.

One must know:

  • The demand for decentralized small scale energy projects instead of centralized mega-projects is increasing due to growing environmental concerns.


Q. Amasebailu which has become the first village to have 100% solar-powered houses, is in which state?
a. Karnataka
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Kerala
d. Andhra Pradesh
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