In a written reply to National Conference member Ajat Shatru Singh’s question in the legislative council, Minister of State for Science and Technology Feroz Ahmed on Saturday said so far 244 villages and 15 hamlets have been provided with solar home lighting system.
   
He added that 36 villages and 263 hamlets would be provided 34,483 solar home lights and 2,408 solar street lights during the next financial year.
   
Besides this, solar power plants are being installed in 69 district and sub-district hospitals, 107 community information centers, BDO offices and also in other educational institutions, shrines of rural areas, he said.
       
Around three MW special power projects have been installed so far and 1,752 KW capacity are being installed in next financial year, he said.

(Agencies)

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