Awareness programme on renewable energy in Manipur

Ukhrul,June 16: Partnering with the Manipur Renewable Development Agency (MANIREDA), Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) and Tribal Youth Development Foundation (TYDF) organized an awareness programme on ‘scope and usage of renewable energy in Manipur’ in Manipur’s Ukhrul district recently.

The programme aimed at creating awareness amongst the general population with regard to access the prevailing schemes and benefit under national and state government renewable energy mission.

In addition, the organizers felt the need to address the lack of coordination between the civil societies and government officials in various important welfare programmes which often resulted in untoward outcome.

The prospect of transforming the landscape of economic development in Manipur through renewable energy and solar power is outlined by TYDF Chairman Lakpachui Siro.

Siro further said that working in tandem with rapid expansion of solar power in the state and active participation and cooperation of the community would elevate economic advantage and generate enough power that could promote various power based industries in Manipur, making it a prominent power surplus exporter.

An imperative benefit of such a measure would be employment opportunities for the unemployed youth of the state.

Highlighting the various activities undertaken by the State Government, the Director of MANIREDA L. Manglem Singh, brought up the recent distribution of street solar lamp and solar lantern especially in the hilly region in tackling the ongoing power shortage problem of the State.

He urged the congregation and the civil society leaders in particular, to promote roof-top solar power mission while orienting the benefit and process of installing roof-top solar power through his agency.

The TNL leaders appealed the MANIREDA delegation to render services to those interior villages and international border areas, whose daily livelihood power consumption continues to rely on firewood.

The programme is a strenuous effort in building trust and enhancing better coordination amongst various stake holders. (ANI)

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