According to reports, for environmental reasons, power lines have not been drawn in 80 villages of Uttara Kannada district.
These villages will get solar power units at a cost of Rs. 5 crore or mini power projects will be set up wherever possible, Managing Director of Hubli Electricity Supply Company Pankaj Pande has said.
He told presspersons n Thursday power supply in Uttara Kannada was irregular owing to environmental reasons. There was a scarcity of 2,000 linemen in HESCOM. By November, 550 linemen would be recruited, he added.