Appeal Letter For Solar Projects

Fund Appeal Letter

 

Friends,

We are very proud to mention that SCALE has taken on the noble mission of providing solar lights to 250 border villages of India. So far, 63 border villages have been covered under this initiative which includes 40 on the India-China border and 23 on the India-Nepal border. SCALE plans to solar light the balance 187 villages by March, 2018.

During the last six years, SCALE has been passionately driving solar energy initiatives in rural India. We have taken great strides in serving the marginalized groups in the field of environment.

The idea of a renewable energy cooperative was born in 2011 after looking at the dire need of power in rural and semi-urban areas of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

SCALE is proud to mention that it has designed and developed its own solar technology. The quality of the our solar products match the best in the market. With components from established brands like OSRAM LED lights, NG switches, Exide Batteries amongst others, trained manpower, ISO certification coupled with widespread service locations, SCALE has made a big impact in promoting solar energy in rural areas. Apart from setting up the first two solar manufacturing cooperatives in the country and solar lighting over 4,000 homes in Uttarakhand, SCALE has trained over 300 unemployed youth in assembly, manufacturing and repairs of solar products.

Considering that most of these areas have no motorable roads and severe electricity shortages, availability of support becomes extremely essential. SCALE has trained technicians from India Tibet Border Police (ITBP) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in repairs of its products. Adequate spares have been stocked to ensure high uptime to users.

We take this opportunity to thank all our donors and well-wishers for their co-operation and support.

As we intend to provide solar light to 4,000 additional villages at the border, we need your assistance. A donation of even Rs 1,600 (USD 25) will make a big difference to a family in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. SCALE is committed to provide to its donors, photographs and details of such beneficiaries.

As we intend to provide solar light to 4,000 additional villages at the border, we need your assistance. A donation of even Rs 1,600 (USD 25) will make a big difference to a family in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. SCALE is committed to provide to its donors, photographs and details of such beneficiaries.

Details for donation is given below:

 

For the information of Indian citizens and NRIs, SCALE is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.

Registration number: S41165 of 2002 Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 dated January 9, 2002. All Indian nationals, including Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can donate directly to SCALE. They can claim the 50 percent tax benefit under Section 80G (5) (VI) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. However, donors are requested to provide their name, PAN card details, email ID, address and phone number for issuance of the receipt.

SCALE is also approved under Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA),

FCRA Registration number: 231660855, Nature: Social dated March 17, 2008. It permits SCALE to receive donations from all foreign nationals. As per the Reserve Bank of India guidelines, foreign donors need to provide their name, passport number or its equivalent social security number, email ID, home address, house telephone number and their cell number for ensuring transparency of clean fund flow to the recipient. On receiving the information, SCALE will provide the account number for such a contribution. All information will be confidential to SCALE and Reserve Bank of India.

US Based Donors

 

Donors based in the United States can make a tax-deductible donation to SCALE through the India Development Relief Fund (www.idrf.org).

The IDRF is a 501c3, US-based NGO with 30 years of experience in disaster relief/rehabilitation and social development in India.

Donate by check: Mail a check, payable to “IDRF” with memo item “SCALE,” to IDRF, 5821 Mossrock Drive, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Please include your email ID.

Donate online at: http://www.idrf.org/get-involved/make-a-gift/. Please select designation as “SCALE.”

For Indian Nationals

 

Cheque issue/deposit

Cheques should be issued in the name of SCALE.

It may be sent to its registered office SCALE, C-52A Gangotri Enclave, Alaknanda, New Delhi -110019

OR

For bank transfer / cheque deposit, you will need the details mentioned below:

  • Name of Account: SCALE
  • Bank: Axis Bank Limited
  • Branch: Mayur Vihar Phase 2, New Delhi-110091
  • Account Type: Saving
  • Account No: 296010100130875
  • MICR Code: 110211033
  • IFSC: UTIB0000296