Army in Ladakh to be provided with solar energy: Centre
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 19:26
  
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


First Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 19:26


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