Solar light project launched for remote Varanasi villages

Some Varanasi villages may soon shine under the bright solar lights.

An ambitious project ‘Jyotirgamaya’ launched by the Grand Lodge of India. It has established a solar power plant at Amrit Sagar Eco centre of Aghor Foundation in Ramnagar area.

The power plant was inaugurated on Thursday last. The system consists of PV solar modules, charger/controller, and storage batteries. The solar plant was established at the cost of Rs. 30 lakh.

Through this solar plant solar home lighting would be made available to the local houses, cremation ghat and other public places in the surrounding. The Amrit Sagar centre has been established without harming the nature. The centre has been promoting organic farming, use of organic manure, tree plantation, and environment awareness campaign.

In its 50th year of existence the Grand Lodge of India has taken up the project to provide long lasting source of light to people by providing light to remote villages that have no access to power from national grid.

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Posted on May 30, 2011, in NEWS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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