Patna: In a bid to ease power crisis in schools, the Central government has decided to provide two kilowatts of solar power system to Bihar. The alternative power resource could run a computer, two fans and four bulbs.

Due to power shortage, many schools in the state are unable to impart computer education to the students. Therefore, the state government sent a proposal to the Centre for setting up of a solar power system.

Bihar School Examination Board president Rajmani Prasad Singh said, “The proposal of setting up of the solar power system was accepted in the meeting of the Ministry of Science and Technology held on January 23 in Delhi. The project has been given to an agency of France and a sum of Rs 237 crore is being provided for the project. Under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programme thousands of schools have been allotted computers.”

Speaking on the scholarship given to students, Singh said, “Nowadays students prefer being doctors or engineers. Nobody wants to be a scientist. In order to attract students towards Science there is a project that aims at providing scholarships worth Rs 80,000 every year to the toppers.”

Notably, 20 students have been given this scholarship so far.

(JPN/ Bureau)