Union Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, took his ride in the ‘Energy Swaraj Yatra’ bus which has been built by the professor of IIT Bombay, Dr Chetan Singh Solanki.
Energy Swaraj Yatra bus runs on the solar energy and it comprises of a complete work-cum-residential unit. The professor has been travelling on the bus to raise awareness regarding the use of solar power since 2020. Energy Swaraj yatra will continue till 2030. While taking the ride, the education minister highlighted that, this project is in line with the National Education Policy 2020 which comprises of an “in-built framework for imparting skills” with respect to the use of solar energy in schools and colleges. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank also stated that, this bus has been designed with the objective of creating a public movement for the adoption of 100% solar energy.
Energy Swaraj Yatra Bus
The Energy Swaraj Yatra Bus allows the occupant to perform all the daily activities such as bathing, cooking, sleeping, working, meeting and training. This bus has been fitted with the 3.2 Kilo Watt solar panels. It is having the capacity of 6 kWh of battery storage.
Energy Swaraj Yatra
Energy Swaraj Yatra concept is based on “Gandhian ideologies” to mitigate the climate change and to ensure the energy sustainability. The Climate change has become an emergency which requires public efforts in order to mitigate it. The Energy Swaraj Movement was started to bring about the public awareness and their involvement to solve climate change problem.
Dr Chetan Singh Solanki
He has initiated the Energy Swaraj Yatra mission in 2020 or Pandemic year to raise awareness regarding the adoption of solar energy. Dr Chetan is a professor from IIT-Bombay who have pledged to not go home until 2030. During the 2020-2030 Dr Chetan has pledged to live and travel in the solar bus. He was recently made the Brand Ambassador of Solar Energy of Madhya Pradesh by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the CM of Madhya Pradesh.
IIT Bombay Energy Swaraj Yatra Bus