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Solar streetlights installed at Amtola

STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, April 6: As part of IIT Techniche 2018 edition, the annual techno-magement fest of IIT Guwahati, the technique team has voluntarily installed five solar lights in Amtola village near Kukurmara, Kamrup, with the support of the villagers and Susconnect Private Limited.
Recognizing its responsibility towards society, IIT Techniche has been involved in various CSR initiatives in and around IIT Guwahati year after year.
Over 80 per cent area of Amtola, one of the oldest villages of Assam,  is underdeveloped in technical and infrastructural aspects. It came into the notice of Techniche Initiatives with the help of some people from village, who were working in IIT Guwahati under various construction projects.
“Techniche has been taking the initiative of installing streetlights since long. We have been trying to make the initiative better over years, like induction of energy efficient solar lights with the support of Susconnect Private Limited. We’ve received a very good response from village people and the Assam government which has motivated us to carry the initiative next year as well,” says Purvish Shah, Convenor, Techniche 2018.
Started with a vision of revitalizing underdeveloped villages on the outskirts of Guwahati, IIT Techniche not only aims at tackling the infrastructure deficit, but also promoting new and advanced technical support to the villages. Techniche aims at the integrated development of both rural and semi-rural areas, and the initiative of installing energy-efficient solar lights in the necessitous areas of the villages is a part of the programme. Techniche has so far installed over 100 LED street lights in more than 50 villages, delivering benefits of 40-45 per cent energy and monetary savings.
IIT Techniche believes that providing light is something more than just solving problems since it is a step towards empowerment and enlightenment.

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