Solar LED Lanterns to be Distributed Across State

Published: 11th September 2015 05:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2015 05:52 AM   |  A+A-


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Similar to last year’s initiative by ANERT (Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology) which had launched a state-level project for distributing solar-powered CFL lanterns, the agency functioning under the Government of Kerala has come up with yet another programme.  This time, ANERT will launch for the first time, a project for distributing solar LED lanterns.

 The state-level inauguration of the project was held at Shri Vidyadhiraja Balika Bhavan school, Pattoor, on Thursday. The project was inaugurated by Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed, at an event presided by Mitra T, director, ANERT. Lanterns were distributed to around 20 members on the occasion. M Unnikrishnan, general manager, ANERT, welcomed the gathering while Manoharan J, technical officer, gave a briefing of the project.

 Kumari Padmanabhan, Pattoor ward councillor, P Vatsaraj, director(technical), ANERT and Sajeeb A, district engineer, ANERT, also attended the meet along with other ward councillors. Last year, 33,000 solar CFL lanterns were distributed to the public from ANERT’s 14 district offices. This year, 43,000 lanterns (13,000 LED and 30,000 CFL) will be distributed to the public through the organisation’s district offices, Collectorates and other government centres.

ANERT will also be organising awareness classes on how to use the lanterns to panchayats housing power-deprived SC/ST colonies, provided the residents submit their ration card and subsidy details to the ANERT office.

Companies , Collectorates and government offices requiring the lanterns can get in touch with ANERT.


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