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Experts to discuss solar energy use in rural areas in India

According to reports,  Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad is organising a national seminar on ‘Solar Energy for Empowering Rural India’ on August 20 and 21 at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology (RGIIT), Amethi.

The seminar will deliberate on how rural India can harness and gainfully employ solar energy to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources. For example, identification of new areas of solar energy applications in rural India for example to power ICT based systems for education and public health; milk chilling plants; cold chain and management of forests to name a few. Also, the experts would deliberate on role of academic institutions in creation of energy awareness, advocacy, capacity-building and promotion of non-conventional energy sources and research and development human resource development to create technically qualified manpower for the large-scale diffusion of solar energy.

Director, IIIT-A, Dr M D Tiwari said that the seminar would give the participants a comprehensive overview of the current status of solar energy initiatives of the government of India and academic institutions and how it can empower our society to improve the quality of our lives and of our future generations.

After participating in the deliberations of the Seminar, it is envisaged that the participants will be in a position to initiate Solar Energy initiatives in their locations, participate in activities coordinated by the government of India, IIITA and their institutions; and advocate for solar energy schemes to the government.

The seminar will be making specific recommendations to the government for promoting solar energy in rural India, added Dr Tiwari.

The deliberations of the seminar will include presentations and discussions by experts and participants: group discussions and case studies.This is the third Seminar under the ‘Green Energy’ initiative of IIIT-A.

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