Solar panels will be installed in 183 primary schools: Punjab Minister
Updated: March 23, 2021, 11:27 p.m. IS
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]March 23 (ANI): To reduce electricity bills in the state’s state schools, the Punjab government would install 3KW solar panels in 183 elementary schools at a cost of Rs. 2.74 crore.
Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said the education department is making continuous efforts to further strengthen the infrastructure in the state elementary schools.
He said solar energy projects were set up in 3,214 schools at a cost of Rs. 97.55 crore.
According to an official press release, 183 more state primary schools in Ferozepur district would receive solar energy with this new initiative.
Singla said that solar energy is the need of the hour.
“Efforts are being made to make government schools smarter. Using solar energy in schools will also reduce electricity consumption and costs,” he said. (ANI)