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Hamirpur to get 5,000 solar lights

india Updated: Jun 21, 2013 20:54 IST
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A total of 5,809 solar lights will be installed in 73 gram panchayats of the district as the central government has decided to provide Rs 9.51-crore subsidy on the lights.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, deputy commissioner Ashish Singhmar said the central government would pay 90% of the total cost of the lights from its own funds.

He said these lights would be installed in all blocks of the district so that each area remained illuminated.

Singhmar said for the proper maintenance of solar lights, two persons would be trained in each panchayat so that solar lights could be used for longer time.

He said the main aim of the solar lights was to minimise the use of hydropower and to make the areas pollution-free.