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BSF posts along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan have now been fitted with solar power

Front posts of Border Security Force (BSF) in Sri Ganganagar district along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan have now been solarized with solar power.

With this, the BSF troops who had to travel long distances to their base camps to recharge their communication and safety equipment can recharge at their post.

Situated along the IB, these posts are far away from habitation and do not have a reliable power supply source.

Homegrown power back-up solutions company Su-Kam announced that it has solarized BSF post along the international border with a 1.5 Kilowatt solar power system comprising a solar inverter along with 500 watt solar panels and batteries which provide energy to power lights and 2-3 fans in each of these locations.

The batteries store electricity to power these posts even after sunset. The jawans can recharge their wireless systems as well as mobile phones at their posts only using solar power. Earlier they would travel 4-5 kms to their base camps to get these gadgets charged there.

Kunwer Sachdev, Managing Director, Su-Kam Power Systems Limited, said: “This initiative is in line with our overall vision to proactively encourage the adoption of solar energy. Our jawans work relentlessly to keep us safe. A 24X7 power supply is a necessity for them so that there is no obstruction in surveillance. However, the tough geographical region did not have electricity which caused a lot of inconvenience to jawans. This initiative will go a long way in fulfilling their power needs.”

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