Solar education kits in schools at Haryana

Being the country's first state to introduce solar education kits in senior secondary schools of the state, Haryana has take the lead with an one of its kind initiative. Financial commissioner and Principal Secretary for renewable energy, S.S. Prasad told recently that the kits have been introduced in the state to educate students about the application of renewable energy.

Director of renewable energy department Sumita Misra told that there were about 3,000 high and secondary schools in the state. She also mentioned that the cost of the project was shared by the state and the central government on a 50:50 basis. These kits were, as a part of first phase were being provided in 2,000 schools of 13 districts at the cost of INR 80 Lakh. She told that the department was also taking up the matter with the central government to provide the central grant of INR 20 lakh to provide solar education kits in the remaining 1,000 senior secondary schools of seven districts including Hisar, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Faridabad, Narnaul, Sonipat and Yamunanagar which would be covered in the next three months.