Hazaribagh: Solar energy stations would be set up to light up 150 Maoist-affected villages in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district.

"It will help villagers to charge solar lamps and mobile handsets. It will also help students in the remote areas to study in the evenings," Deputy Commissioner Manish Ranjan said here today.

Stating that solar projects were successful in several parts of the country, Ranjan, who issued orders to set up 100 solar charging stations, said installation work would be given to NGO’s with a direction to complete them within a timeframe.

Each solar station would have a capacity to charge 50 solar lanterns and 10 cell phones, he said.

Officials and NGO’s were asked to visit the villages and create awareness on the utility of the solar project.

(Agencies)

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