|Solar power for rural areas|
|Thursday, 19 February 2009|
The Ministry of Power and Energy has decided to make available solar power to rural areas where it is costly for the board to erect transmission lines.
An official of the Power and Energy Ministry said the project, scheduled to be launched next month, will meet approximately 8% of the electricity demand.He pointed out that 82% of the project has already been completed.
The Government has taken a policy decision to provide electricity using natural resources including mini-hydro, biogas, compost fertiliser, the official said.
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