Solar power plant in Ladakh villages

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Markha Valley (J-K), Oct 28 (ANI): A solar power plant starts supplying electricity to the villagers of Markha valley in Jammu and Kashmir.

A small solar power plant of 1KW capacity empowered the villagers of Markha valley, one of the remotest villages of Leh district.

Funded by Niyamdu Dro, a France based NGO, the plant is a part of a global project for the sustainable development, environment protection and equitable tourism in the area.

The Markha valley is in the Hemis National Park.

Volunteers of Youth Association for Conservation and Development (YAFCAD) of Hemis National Park helped construct a building for the solar power plant.

Eashey Dolma, coordinator, Markha Solar Power Plant said the village has benefited a lot.

"The village has been benefited a lot especially institutes like school and medical aid centre. Now computers at school can run using electricity. A lot can be done because of electricity," said Dolma.

"We all the villagers are very thankful to Jean Francois and his entire team members of Niyamdu dro France for providing solar power Plant in our village and also thanks to students association of Hemis national park to construct a building for the solar power plant and we hope in future also we will get help from them," said Tashi Largyal, a villager.

The project also aims at creating a micro-economy in the region by promoting trekking, tourism and starting a mineral water plant. (ANI)

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