Forest department in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve installs solar panels at check posts

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Check Posts in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve gets solar panels from Forest department to provide light and water at the posts.

Forest department in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR) has installed solar panels for lighting systems and solar powered pumps in check-posts located in remote areas to provide basic amenities to forest guards.

According to TOI 15 check-posts in RTR have been equipped with solar panels and 14 check-posts that had borewells, have been replaced with solar powered pumps. Solar panels installed with the capacity of 1 KW system can run five LED lights and two ceiling fans at each check-post.

Three check-posts in Keladevi have also been provided with 5 HP submersible solar water pumps. Solar power facility was also installed at 14 check-posts in Keladevi.

Y K Sahu, field director RTR speaking to the publication said “The objective was to reduce the carbon footprint of the park management and provide frontline staff in remote areas with basic amenities. This was done with support from Rajasthan Electricals and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture of state and Central government. Total project cost at RTR was Rs 132 lakh and Keladevi Sanctuary was 35 lakh.”

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