33,000 solar lights for rural people

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Agartala, Nov 02 (UNI) Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) will distribute 33, 000 Solar lights among the rural people during the next two years.

All these family will receive the lights under the project of 'Remote Village Electrification'. Director of Trader Project Sumanta Chakraborty said.

" We have a plan to generate 1.50 M.W solar power for the rural people. Two separate categories of lights will be distributed. In the first phase, 18,000 lights will be distributed and all of them will be of point 35 MW capacity each. But in the second phase we will distribute only point 15 MW capacity lights," he said.

Meanwhile, first phase of the electrification programme will be completed this month.

He also said that Rs 500 will be charged at subsidized rate from each of the beneficiary family and the remaining amount will be provided by the government. However, TREDA will provide these solar plates only to the dwellers of extreme remote corners of the state, where Grid power is yet to arrive.

UNI

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