West Bengal to install solar panels in schools, hospitals

The West Bengal government will start installing solar panels in 100 schools and hospitals across the state this November, state Environment Minister Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar said on Thursday.

hidden August 21, 2014 16:48:56 IST
West Bengal to install solar panels in schools, hospitals

Kolkata: The West Bengal government will start installing solar panels in 100 schools and hospitals across the state this November, state Environment Minister Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar said on Thursday.

West Bengal to install solar panels in schools hospitalsThe initiative will cover 60 state-run schools and 40 rural hospitals in various districts, the minister said.

"Right now we are carrying out field work and survey. The work will start Nov 1 and will be completed in a year. As we see the results, we will branch out," Dastidar told IANS.

The venture has been rolled out in collaboration with West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency and the state pollution control board.

The battery supported solar panel installations will target a generation of 5 KW of power each.

IANS

Updated Date:

also read

West Bengal polls: EC curtails campaigning hours, extends silence period to 72 hours due to COVID-19 surge
Politics

West Bengal polls: EC curtails campaigning hours, extends silence period to 72 hours due to COVID-19 surge

As Bengal recorded its highest single-day spike of over 6,900 cases, the poll panel barred candidates from campaigning after 7 pm and before 8 am

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Nalhati profile: TMC's Moinuddin Shams won seat in 2016
Politics

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Nalhati profile: TMC's Moinuddin Shams won seat in 2016

A by-election was necessitated in 2013 when the sitting MLA Abhijit Mukherjee was elected to the Lok Sabha from Jangipur

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Murarai profile: TMC looks at retaining seat for third consecutive term
Politics

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Murarai profile: TMC looks at retaining seat for third consecutive term

In the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Trinamool Congress’ Abdur Rahman (Liton) won the Murarai seat