A Delhi-based NGO, Society to Create Awareness towards Life & Environment has joined hands with various government enterprises and border security forces for distributing free solar lanterns and mobile charging stations to those residing in the border areas and in the vulnerable parts of Uttarakhand, who are deprived of the power supply.
In an event held on December 27, 2015, attended by Indo-Tibetan Border Police in Haldwani more than 300 solar lanterns, 7 mobile charging stations, and 10 solar home lights were distributed to the households.
It’s a great initiative towards conserving natural resources. If everything goes well, solar lanterns will soon replace the ordinary home lights as they are available at low prices. While the home lights cost around Rs 3,200 to 6,000 the solar lanterns are budget-friendly and will, cost only Rs 1,100 to 2,100.
By far, SCALE has illuminated more than 3,000 homes. The NGO has a long list of future plans, which includes promoting clean energy.
Anand Singh, the Commandant of the 36 battalion ITBP, said, “A combined effort like this helps in making lives of thousands better. The solar equipment will be distributed in 40 villages in Dharchula block of Pithoragarh district”.
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