Police stations in Kakinada district of Andhra Pradesh taps into solar power

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Police stations in Kakinada district of Andhra Pradesh has tapped into solar power installing solar plants.

State police department identified 14 police stations in the district in which solar plants were installed to harness solar power to meet the day-to-day requirements.

Each police station would 1.5 kilowatt solar panel in addition to inverter and batteries for the system to function.

The 14 police stations were solar plants were installed are: Yetapaka, Kunavaram, Chintur and Edugurallapalli in Chintur police subdivision, Y Ramavaram in Agency area and Tuni (general railway police) in sub-plan area and III Town Traffic Police Station, Prakash Nagar, Bommuru, Rajanagaram, Rajamahendravaram II Town, Dowleswaram, Kadiyam and Korukonda police stations under Rajamahendravaram urban police district  reports The Hans India.

According to the official in the department solar power plants were installed at a cost of  Rs 2.39 lakh at each police stations. It received 30 per cent subsidy from Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and 20 per cent from New and Renewable Energy Development.

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