The MNRE had sanctioned the Saradi test project in January 2006. The project has been implemented by UBB (Uttarakhand Biofuel Board), Dehradun and coordinated and monitored by UREDA (Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency), Dehradun.
Before providing electricity in Saradi, the villagers were using kerosene for lighting and other purposes. The UBB constituted a VEC (Village Energy Committee) in the village for helping the implementing agency in execution, planning, financial management
(collection of user charges, and so on), and operation and management of the test project. The Saradi test project was
completed in all respects and dedicated to the villagers in November 2008.