Solar energy to light dark villages
Jun 19, 2007 - zeenews.com
The Mizoram government, with the help of Ministry
of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, has chalked out
a comprehensive one-year vision plan to provide electricity
to all un-electrified villages, including households,
through renewable energy resources by 2007.
aims to give power to un-electrified households and
the much needed energy to industrial sites in the
Mizoram, endowed with rich forests, would identify
all kinds of available degraded wastelands irrespective
of private lands, council lands, unclassed areas,
revenue lands to tap the non-conventional energy resources
in various forms.
Renewable energy resources include
solar energy, wind energy, water energy from bamboos
According to the blueprint, the government,
under its Zoram Electronic Development Agency (ZEDA),
has constituted district advisory committee in all
district headquarters under the chairmanship of respective
Deputy Commisioners with members from various organisation
and experts that would conceive and oversee the implementation
of the programmess envisaged under the new project.
"Our department has already started taking initiatives
for the effective implementation of the government`s
non-conventional energy policy in a phased manner,"
project co-ordinator of Zeda, Benjamin L Tlumtea told
Under the new energy policy, apart from
giving power to the unelectrified villages through
renewable sources, the government, under the advisory
committee would soon make a law to use solar water
heater systems mandatory for all government buildings.
Besides this, we have invested Rs 37 crore to provide
stand alone Solar Photo voltaic (SPV) power plant
of 25 kw capacity at district civil hospital, TNT
Calvary Hospital, maternity hospital and other health
centres across the state capital, he said.