This village panchayat building in Padupanamboor in Mulki runs entirely on solar energy and saves Rs 3,000 on electricity bills monthly . This is thanks to the initiative of panchayat members, who have become role models by meeting all the electricity needs of the the building by using solar energy.
The idea to go solar was mooted after the panchayat won the Gandhi Gram Puraskar which comes with a cash purse of Rs 5 lakh. The members, who wanted to use money for development work, proposed installing solar panels to power the building.
With this, not only does the panchayat save big on electricity bills, but is also spared of power outages, due to which villagers were earlier sent back due to non-functioning systems during power cuts. Read More
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