Gujarat’s Surat district has switched to solar power to combat global warming issue. The district has become the first in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).
The district has around 52 primary health center and all of them are solar powered says a report.This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.
District Development Officer K. Rajesh speaking to ANI said “Other than Primary Health Centers (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.