Over 300 zilla parishad schools in Nagpur will run on solar power before Diwali making them completely self reliant when it comes powering up their classrooms. Schools will get anywhere between 1KV to 1.5KV solar panels installed which will generate power in the off-grid system (not rooftop solar).
Chintaman Wanjari, district education officer, said, “Tender for this project has already been awarded and within a couple of months the entire project will be completed.”
TOI was the first to report about this solar power plan for ZP schools in May last year. Under the ‘Integrated Digital Classroom’ (IDC) project, ZP schools will get solar power and digital classrooms in a bid to take the quality of education a step further.
While many NGOs have helped ZP install digital classroom system, the problem was always of electricity. Read more