Agartala, 251 Tripura villages to go solar

Last Updated: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 14:50

Agartala: In a bid to light up all the
streets of this capital city and its government offices and
251 remote hamlets of Tripura with solar energy, the central
government has cleared a of Rs. 8.39 crore project.

Science, Technology and Environment minister Joy
Gobinda Debroy said the Centre had declared to make Agartala a
`Solar city` along with other 60 towns of the country
.

Now it has sanctioned the project in which Agartala,
government offices in the city, a few hotels and motor stands
and some other important places, and 251 remote villages would
be illuminated with solar energy, Debroy said.

He said a central team would conduct a survey soon to
asses the quantum of lights needed for electrification through
solar energy and 90 per cent of the project cost would be
borne by the Centre and the rest by the state government.

Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA)
had sent 22 projects to the Centre for approval of which 11
were approved, Debroy said adding 46 villages, mostly in
remote and tribal hamlets are now illuminated by the solar
energy.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 14:50

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