Sunday, 3 January 2010

Solar power to to run religious, historical places

Solar power to to run religious, historical places

Jasneet Bindra, indianexpress.com, Jan 2nd 2010.

To set example: Jallianwala Bagh, Takht Damdama Sahib, Chhatbir Zoo, Raj Bhawan, Patiala’s Kali Mata Temple among sites proposed to be powered by solar energy

Under the Government of India’s Special Area Demonstration Programme, Punjab has proposed to use solar energy at important historical, tourist and religious places, besides the Raj Bhawan and district administration offices.

Apart from saving power, the aim behind installing solar devices at places which are frequented by legions of tourists and devotees, besides students and teachers, is to create awareness about renewable sources of energy and disseminate information on technological developments in the field.

The sites have been divided into four major categories. The Centre offers a grant of Rs 1 crore under the first category, and Rs 50 lakh per site will be given under the second slot. While Raj Bhawan and Sikh Heritage Centre in Anandpur Sahib have been kept in the first slot, Gurdwara Sahib in Muktsar, Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo, PAU in Ludhiana, Sodal Mandir in Jalandhar and Radha Soami Dera, Beas, have been kept in the second category. The third category, which covers places of national and religious importance, includes Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh and Patiala’s Kali Mata Temple. Central assistance of Rs 25 lakh per site has been proposed in this category.

1 comments:

Rishika said...

Punjab has taken a great step to use solar energy. This step going to help other state also. Thanks for sharing this knowledgeable information with us. Jalandhar

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