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J&K Govt. installs solar lighting units in rural areas

According to reports, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has installed solar lighting units under the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme in many households in Kulgam District.

Revenue Administrative Officer, Bashir Ahmad Ganie, Kulgam District, said the RVE scheme of the state government would benefit a large number of families, who were devoid of all the basic amenities of a modern life.

“The scheme of providing solar lights have been implemented by the state government as the Gujjars, ethnic community, live in hilly regions does not have proper electricity. And also it becomes difficult for the government to provide electricity in such remote areas. So, the families living in these villages can utilise these lights in their day to day life,” said Ganie.

The solar lights will facilitate people living in these villages to enjoy the comfort of modern lights through pollution—free technology, as the systems do not require any major maintenance.

“Today, we feel that the officials have provided us these solar lights and it would comfort our lives now. Now our children can utilise these lights for their studies, because earlier they used to sleep early in the evening. Now I feel that since it is benefiting our children, it would also improve our lifestyle,” said Fakir Khan, a local.

Remote Village Electrification is a programme, which has been commenced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Central government for the poor and needy, who lives in far remote villages.

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