The initiative will cover 60 state-run schools and 40 rural hospitals in various districts, the minister said
"Right now we are carrying out field work and survey. The work will start Nov 1 and will be completed in a year. As we see the results, we will branch out," Dastidar told IANS.
The venture has been rolled out in collaboration with West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency and the state pollution control board.
The battery supported solar panel installations will target a generation of 5 KW of power each.