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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

J&K government to provide solar light to its 191 remote villages

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Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to light up its 191 remote and mountainous hamlets with solar energy under its Green Campaign.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has agreed to provide 41000 additional solar home lighting systems to 191 villages at a cost of rupees 54 crore under a project of the Department of Science and Technology. The central government will provide more than rupees 11000 to beneficiary where as the later will be required to buy only a small component of about rupees 750.



The Minister of New and Renewable Energy Mr. Farooq Abdullah handing over a solar system to a villager under the Green Campaign of the government


The reports say that solar plants will be provided to Dargah Sharief Hazratbal in Srinagar, Mata Vaishnodewi in Reasi district, Ziarat Charar-e-Sharief in Budgam, Raj Bhawans and State Legislatures Complex at capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir.

It is important to note that solar plants are also to be installed at 22 health institutes of the state. The state has already got success in solar lighting in the mountain locked Gurez area in Kupwara district. Here, about 27 remote and mountainous hamlets have already been provided with 3,726 solar home lighting systems.


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