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500 KW solar plant set up in record time of 20 days at Palli in J&K

The Solar Plant in the Palli Panchayat of Samba District of Jammu and Kashmir was completed in record time ahead of Prime Minister’s visit to Jammu to grace the nationwide “Panchayati Raj Diwas” celebrations on 24th April.

A 500 Kilowatt Solar Plant at Palli in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir has been completed in a record time and is ready to become functional ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on April 24 on the occasion of “Panchayati Raj Diwas.”

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh visited the site for inspection and a trial run of the newly installed Solar Plant on Tuesday. 

Singh said that the 500 Kilowatt Solar Plant installed on a total area of 6,408 square metres was completed in a record time of 20 days and will now provide clean electricity to 340 houses in the village. He said, a 25-member team worked round the clock to complete the Rs 2.75 crore project.

The electricity generated will be distributed to the village, having a daily requirement of about 2,000 units through the local grid power station.

The Minister complimented the engineers of Central Electronics Limited and senior scientists and senior officers of the Union Ministry of Science & Technology for installation of the project in a record time and making it fully functional.

Panchayat Palli in Jammu has been selected for the Panchayati Raj Diwas function this year and an exhibition showcasing latest innovations will be put up enabling farmers, sarpanchs and village heads to improve their income and their produce.

Amongst important innovation that are planned to be showcased, are geospatial technology for rural development and farmers, apps usable by farmers for weather forecast for five days, lavender cultivation famously known as purple revolution, biotechnology innovation to increase produce of apple at the same land to increase farmers’ income, drone application for pesticide spray and waste treatment, shelf life of fruits to be increased through atomic radiation etc.

On the National Panchayati Raj Day, the Prime minister is scheduled to address a gathering including more than 30,000 Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members of Jammu and Kashmir while PRIs from across the country will be connected virtually for the Prime Minister’s address.

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