U’khand Govt launches ‘solar briefcase’ for remote areas

The Uttarakhand Government is committed to fulfil the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about providing power in every household and all the non-electrified houses in the State would be provided power either through grid or off grid by the year 2019. The Uttarakhand Government and a charitable funding agency on Sunday launched ‘Solar Briefcase’. In the programme, 101 families located in remote areas were provided solar briefcases and power packs by the Hans foundation.

Thanking Mata Mangala, Bhole Maharaj and designer of Solar Briefcase Manoj Bhargava the CM said that the Hans foundation in collaboration with the State Government has decided to provide off grid power to the deprived families by distributing 15,000 solar briefcases in Uttarakhand. He said that Manoj Bhargava has also prepared bio-manure ‘Shivansh’ which is easy to prepare.

The chairperson of Hans Foundation, Shewta Rawat said that without the help of Government the task of providing power to all villages cannot be accomplished. She said that the Hans foundation would have electrified only two to three villages on its own but by associating with Government the plan is now to electrify 40-50 villages. The programme was also attended by Minister of State Rekha Arya, MLAs Khajan Das, Ganesh Joshi, Mukesh Koli and others.

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