In a bid to make the grassroots-level organisations also energy efficient by supporting the development of alternative energy sources, the civic body is all set to implement the Rs 8-lakh solar project for anganwadis.
In a few months, the anganvaadis in the city will use the renewable solar energy for its electricity needs.
In the first phase, the plan is to make one anganwadi in each zone under the Corporation solar powered. Though the proposal was announced a year ago, the project was pending so far. However, with the authorities moving into action, steps are on to implement the project soon.
“It’s a spillover plan fund project of last year. Though it is one of the main projects of the Corporation, it was stalled for almost a year. There wasn’t enough funds to implement the solar project in every anganwadi. So the welfare committee was asked to come up with a list of selected anganwadis in each zone. It was too late to submit such a list as we couldn’t decide on the power utilisation and consequently, the number of devices required for each anganwadi,” said Works Committee chairperson Soumini Jain.
The superintendent of the Plan Cell of the Corporation said that the confusion has been laid to rest and the project will come alive within a few months. “We have the list of anganwadis now and the tendering proceedings for the project will commence before the month-end. Once the bid is finalised, within months, the anganwadis will start using solar power for their energy requirements,” said the superintendent.