DIMAPUR: Shinnyu village under the Mon district administration which is considered to be in the remotest part of the district has been electrified with solar power.
According to reports, the district administration along with the Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) completed the electrification of Shinnyu village using solar power. The Shinnyu village is also considered to be the last village along the Indian Border.
It is to be mentioned that a total of 60 households, Churches and community hall was electrified using solar power.
Notably, the total cost of the project was borne through CSR funding and was executed by the Global Himalayan Expedition.
On the other hand, the Government of Meghalaya has been driving the solar power initiative in the State with a great thrust in order to improve energy access and reduce the carbon footprints of the State.
Keeping in view with the above and our mission of making Meghalaya a power surplus, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma launched the Meghalaya Roof Top Solar Portal of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) at Shillong, East Khasi Hills District, on the February 18.
The programme was attended by the Chairman-cum-Managing Director Arunkumar Kembhavi and other senior officials of the Corporation.
Addressing the occasion, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that the State has a long way to go in generating energy from alternative sources. The State has the capacity and opportunity to harness solar energy and this is where solar projects like these are important for us.
He also said that the State government looks forward to making this sector grow as much as possible. The State will benefit by using renewable energy and it will also help reduce CO2 emissions.
The CM also asserted that hydropower plants are not enough to meet the consumption needs of the State and generating power from other alternative sources is less than one per cent therefore some of the quick ways to reduce power deficiency is to have an efficient power system.