Chief minister (CM) Nitish Kumar asked the panchayati raj department (PRD) on Thursday to make a foolproof plan for the installation of solar lights across the state. He also directed the officials concerned to initiate the process of opening a manufacturing unit for the production of solar plates and other accessories.
While watching a virtual presentation on the status of the Mukhyamantri Gramin Solar Street Light Scheme, the CM said a detailed survey should be done to identify all the places where solar lights can be installed. “Make sure that no beneficiary is left out,” he added.
The additional chief secretary of the PRD, Amrit Lal Meena, who gave the presentation through videoconferencing, talked about the objectives of the scheme, selection of installation points, and maintenance of the solar lamps.
“In order to ensure that the solar lights function well, they will have to be maintained properly,” the CM told the officials concerned. He added, “The allotments made to the panchayats on the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission should be utilized in a proper manner.”