Panchayats asked to setup solar pump sets and divert money saved for other developmental activities

Ashok Gajapathi Union Civil Aviation Minister

P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Civil Aviation Minister at the inauguration of solar pump sets asked panchayats to setup solar pump and use money saved on power consumption for other developmental activities.

Gajapathi Raju on Sunday inaugurated solar pump sets that were established under Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) at Duppada village in Vizianagaram mandal.

Raju said that using solar pump sets panchayats will be able to save approx. Rs. 11,000/ month which they can use on other welfare activities of people. He further added that if panchayats uses solar energy for public welfare then Finance Commission would release grants to respective panchayats.

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