Haryana introduces solar education kits in schools

March 14th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) Haryana is the first state in the country to introduce solar education kits in senior secondary schools of the state.
Financial commissioner and principal secretary for renewable energy S.S. Prasad said Sunday that the kits have been introduced in the state to educate students about the application of renewable energy.

“This kit would be a very informative tool and would consist of mini-fan, LED lamps, solar radio, solar toy car, door bell, house name plate, traffic light signals, road stud, solar pump, thermometer, solar panel and other things,” Prasad said.

Director of renewable energy department Sumita Misra said there were about 3,000 high and secondary schools in the state.

“In the first phase, the solar education kits had been provided in 2,000 schools of 13 districts at a cost of Rs.80 lakh. These districts included Bhiwani, Sirsa, Panipat, Karnal, Kaithal, Rewari, Rohtak, Jind, Jhajjar, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Ambala and Panchkula. The cost of this project was borne by the state and the central government on a 50:50 basis,” Misra said.

She said the department was also taking up the matter with the central government to provide the central grant of Rs.20 lakh to provide solar education kits in the remaining 1,000 senior secondary schools of seven districts including Hisar, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Faridabad, Narnaul, Sonipat and Yamunanagar which would be covered in the next three months.

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