Army in Ladakh to be provided with solar energy: Centre

In a bid to reduce their dependence on fuels, the Centre today said that solar energy would be provided to Army personnel deployed in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2009, 19:26 PM IST

Jammu: In a bid to reduce their dependence
on fuels, the Centre today said that solar energy would be
provided to Army personnel deployed in Ladakh region of Jammu
and Kashmir.

A comprehensive project for the purpose is under
consideration of the Centre, union secretary for New and
Renewal Energy Deepak Gupta said, while chairing a high-level
meeting here.

The meeting was informed that work on 800 kW three
hydel power projects is going on in full swing in Ladakh,
which are expected to be completed by September next year.

Gupta asked concerned officers to assess the potential
and feasibility of micro hydro power and renewable energy
projects for harnessing in the state.

He called for furnishing list of completed projects and
handed over projects to respective district administrations
and village level committees for proper upkeep and
maintenance.

The meeting held threadbare discussions on construction
of micro-hydel projects, establishment of solar lighting
system, transmission and distribution system and subsidy
related issues in the state.

PTI