Chandigarh, Oct 22 (UNI) The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has implemented a Rs 3.83 crore project under which solar street lighting system has been installed in the villages with more than 50 per cent population of Scheduled Castes in Panchkula, Ambala and Yamunanagar districts.
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan today said under this project, the streets of 189 villages were illuminated by installing 1,489 Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) street lighting systems at a total cost of Rs 3.83 crore during the last year.
The project was sanctioned by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, he added.
The Deputy Chief Minister said a sum of Rs 1.43 crore was provided by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, while the remaining grant of Rs 2.40 crore was given by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Mr Chander Mohan said under this programme, 242 SPV street lighting systems in 10 villages of district Panchkula, 835 street lighting systems of 112 villages of Yamunanagar district, 412 street lighting systems of 67 villages of Ambala were installed.
He said the project had brought sea change in the social living and quality of life of the people of these villages as the project had been successfully completed.