Surat Becomes Country’s First District with Fully Solar Powered Health Centres

There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system.

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In a significant development, Gujarat’s Surat district has switched to solar power to combat global warming.

As per the reports, Surat has become the first district in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHCs).

There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.

Commenting on the achievement, District Development Officer, K. Rajesh said, “Other than PHCs, there are 572 gram panchayats in the Surat District, out of which 150 are solar powered gram panchayats and soon the other 422 panchayats will too be solar powered. 25 percent of the total expense of making the gram panchayat solar powered has been borne by the district panchayat,”

Rajesh is confident that Surat would set an example for the country by developing villages that use sustainable forms of energy.

Source: ANI

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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