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New Delhi: The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) on Friday said it will distribute devices like solar cookers and lamps in rural and tribal areas, to provide clean cooking and lighting benefits to the population.goi_logo

“To provide clean cooking and lighting benefits to rural and tribal population living in forest fringes and protected areas, the MNRE has taken up the programme for intensive distribution of renewable energy devices,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Under the programme devices like unnat chulhas, solar cookers, solar lamps, solar home lighting systems etc. will be distributed by using the funds of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA),” it said.

The scheme has been brought under the definition of forest protection and conservation measures and management of notified forest or protected areas, it added.

The MNRE said the states and union territories have been asked to indicate their renewable energy devices distribution targets for next five years to the union ministry.

(IANS)

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Pakistan To Launch Solar Project, To Electrify 10,000 Houses

Pakistan has launched a solar energy project which aims to electrify 10,000 households across the country in the next three years

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Pakistan has launched a solar energy project which aims to electrify 10,000 households across the country in the next three years, the media reported.

Addressing the launch of Hilton Pharma’s CSR initiative titled ‘Roshni Se Zindagi’ here on Saturday, President Arif Alvi said Pakistan, which had emerged as the fifth largest market for solar energy, needed to make an optimum use of the safest source available in abundance in the form of sunlight, reports Dawn news.

“Pakistan is (the) sixth most populous country of the world, but unfortunately 25 per cent of our population is still deprived of basic facility of electricity,” he said.

“Since we have increasingly consumerist society, the solar panel manufacturing should start in Pakistan to provide electricity to the remotest areas. Solar energy will also reduce imminent threat of global warming.”

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Pakistan needed to make an optimum use of the safest source available in abundance in the form of sunlight, reports Dawn news. Pixabay

The solar power project will also provide electricity in two rural areas of Sindh – Baba Bhit Island and Gharo.

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Appreciating the contribution of the country’s corporate sector for taking the initiative of electrification of homes in remote and least privileged areas, the President said that solar energy was the cleanest source and such conscious efforts were required to address carbon footprint. (IANS)