Solar Museum On The Blink

Solar Museum On The Blink

Jharkhand’s first solar museum, set up in a park in the capital’s VIP area six years back at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore crore, lies abandoned these days since none of its key stakeholders, Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) and the forest department, is ready to maintain it.

The idea behind setting up the facility was to promote the use of solar energy by offering a walk-in experience to visitors who could see how the sun’s energy was being used to light up the Sidho Kanho Park at Morabadi, home to the chief minister’s residence and Raj Bhavan. The plan looked good on paper. But in reality, the museum is a picture of neglect and apathy, another example of a good idea gone to seed.

” Andar sab kabadi hai. (Inside, everything is junk),” said a security guard, who admitted he couldn’t remember the last time when the gates to the museum were opened to the public. Read More…

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