Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday asked the departments concerned to make the solar-powered street lighting scheme functional in rural areas of the state from April 15.
In a meeting organized to review the progress of ‘Mukhyamantri Gramin Solar Street Light Scheme’ he said said that the Chief Minister’s Rural Solar Street Light Scheme would be implemented. Start implementation from 15th April. With its launch, the roads and important places of villages will be illuminated with solar lights.
Kumar said people should be encouraged to set up units for manufacturing solar plates and related accessories in the state in order to generate employment. Solar street lights should be installed in all gram panchayats in the state. People in rural areas are very enthusiastic about this scheme.
The chief minister also asked the officials concerned to ensure that post-installation, the street lighting system is maintained properly and to ensure that the quality of the materials used in solar lights is better.
The Chief Minister said that apart from installing solar street lights, there should be a better system for its maintenance and continuous monitoring. Our aim is that people continue to get benefits through solar street lights. He said that the entrepreneurs should be motivated to set up its manufacturing unit in the state itself so that the components of solar lights are also produced here. Also the local people get employment.