About AJAY

Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY)

“In the Indian tradition, the Sun is the source of all forms of energy. The world must turn to the Sun to power our future.”

Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister

India has firmly established solar energy as its leading pathway to a sustainable energy future. Bringing solar to the grid can provide an affordable, renewable, and low-carbon source of energy that can power India’s underserved regions.


EESL’s role: Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY)

Towards this goal, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) launched the Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) to illuminate dark regions across five states through solar power with high mast solar LED street lights. These lights will be installed on major roads, markets, and public places, thereby contributing to safety and enabling a better quality of life.

We have been appointed as implementation partners for the AJAY programme. EESL will work on illuminating rural, semi-urban, and urban areas that face less than 50% grid connectivity in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha with 300,000 high-mast solar LED street lights.


Till date, EESL has installed 1.35 lakh solar LED street lights under AJAY Phase-I in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand. Under Ajay Phase-II, EESL has been selected to implement the installation of 3,04,500 solar LED street lights in 259 constituencies across India. 

Till date, EESL has carried out the installation of 40,500 solar street lights in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam and the Lakshadweep islands.