Solar Power Grid Installation by AU Bank at Akshay Patra Kitchen

AU Bank solar kitchen

The AU Small Finance Bank, India’s largest small finance bank, inaugurated the Solar Power Grid at Akshay Patra Foundation’s Jaipur Campus. The AU Bank supported Rs. 50 lakhs for the installation of 170 KW Solar Grid in the Akshay Patra Mega Kitchen as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The initiative is aimed at providing sustainable electricity through use of renewable energy besides savings on energy costs in the long term.

With the support of the AU Bank, a 170 KW solar power grid has been installed at the rooftop of the main building of the Akshay Patra Kitchen facility at Jaipur. The installation of renewable energy sources will cut down the electricity costs to a significant extent. It is also a key step towards providing clean energy and protecting the environment at large.

The funds saved from the electricity bills will be re-routed towards supporting the Foundations’ noble cause of providing a wholesome meal to the students of the Foundation. The newly installed solar power grid will help the Foundation by making it an independent energy generator within two years of its installation.

The inaugural ceremony was graced by Mr. Yogesh Jain, Chief of Staff, AU Bank along with Mr. Anantsesa Das from the Akshay Patra Foundation. Speaking at the event Mr. Yogesh Jain, Chief of Staff, AU Bank said, “At AU, it is our continuous endeavor to support the holistic development of children as they are our country’s future. Only through the right nourishment of mind and body can help them to become a better human being. Akshaya Patra Foundation has done incredible work to end classroom hunger and we completely resonate with the vision and goals of the foundation.”

AU Small Finance Bank Limited is a scheduled commercial bank and a Fortune India 500 Company. Starting its journey from the hinterlands of Rajasthan, today AU Bank is the largest Small Finance Bank with a deep understanding of the rural and semi-urban markets that has enabled it to build robust business model facilitating inclusive growth. AU Bank is a firm believer in the fact that every individual deserves equal opportunities irrespective of their socioeconomic background, and this initiative by them has certainly proved that they are true to their belief system.

Aradhana Sharma

Aradhana Sharma is an environmentalist and nature lover, and and takes keen interest in urging people to adopt an Eco-friendly lifestyle. She can be reached at

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