Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has sanctioned the 70 lakh solar study lamp scheme to be implemented in five Indian states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, where less than 50 percent households lacked access to grid electricity as on December 2016. The unit of intervention for this scheme will be blocks, and the selection of the same will be based by placing an equal weightage on the percentage of households dependent on kerosene as main source of lighting and marginalized population residing in the block (as per Census of India, 2011). The scheme will be jointly implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) of each intervention state is the zonal partner, while Cluster Level Federations (CLFs), Village Organisations (VOs), etc. formed under SRLMs are the block level partners.