Indo-Pak border fencing posts, floodlights to go solar

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The floodlights on India-Pakistan border along with fencing and posts managed by BSF will soon get lighted with solar energy.

Union home ministry of India has approved the setting up of a 5 MW of solar power house at Tata area in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Once this project gets successful, all the international borders of the country will be powered with solar lighting, implemented in various phases.

On implementing this project, the government can save crores of rupees.

The process is on in this regard and recently a survey was also completed in this regard, said, Mahesh Singhla, special DG (west), BSF.

fencing constructed along the indo - pakistan border - fao chris

On the guidelines of union home ministry, solar-based water heating system of five mega -watt is proposed to be set up at Jaisalmer, stated, Hari Ram, assistant engineer handling the project.

Solar Energy Corporation of India will set up this pilot project at a cost of around Rs 35 crore and power generated will be used for supplying electricity to border posts and floodlights.

With setting up of such type of solar energy vapor project, there would be an end to huge diesel expenses that is used for running the generator sets, according to BSF officials.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given directions to set up solar energy plants nearby border posts to cut the huge electricity expenses on border posts.

The PMO has sent a note in this regard to union home ministry.

Sabeena Wahid
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