Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura – Jishnu Dev Varma has announced that the Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) will prioritize the installation of 15,000 solar street lights in 1,291 rural villages in 12 ambitious blocks.
This laudable project strives to empower the economically disadvantaged by using best practices and environmentally sustainable approaches to light up remote hamlets and educational institutions.
“We have started working on the 12 ambitious blocks, which will encompass a total of 179 markets. A total of 2,351 lamps have been allocated to the regions concerned. The installation procedure is almost complete in six blocks, while work on the remaining six blocks is ongoing,” an official from TREDA informed.
In line with the renewable energy mission, approximately 3,000 solar study lamps were distributed to underprivileged students, while more than 700 farmers received solar pump sets and biogas plants.
“We approved the project shortly after taking power, and today the solar-powered technology is also used in agriculture. Solar pumps are given to farmers in exchange for Rs 2,500. No other state in the country, I believe, gives such a large subsidy to farmers. The state government buys the pumps for Rs 2.5 lakhs and delivers them to the farmers at a minimum amount,” the minister said.