Dr Nirmal Maji, the local MLA, said solar power panels have been set up in 20 schools in two blocks recently and he has plan to ensure no power disruption in primary schools in the area as well by installing solar panels.
The work of installing solar power panels in 10 higher secondary level schools in Uluberia Block II and 10 in Amta Block I was complete in June. Each of the solar power plants will be generating 10 KV power. Thus, the students of the schools can easily continue with their studies even if there is disruption in the supply of the conventional form of power.
It may be mentioned that the state government has planned to set up solar power panels on the roof of school buildings and offices. The target is to install the same on the roofs of 1000 schools across the state.
Installation of solar panels on the roof of the schools has not only ensured uninterrupted power supply for better quality studies but also helped in ensuring round the clock availability of water in the schools.
Explaining the difference, a teacher said that, earlier students had to suffer as lifting of water to overhead tanks had not been possible many times due to power cut.
But the problem does not exist anymore as uninterrupted power supply has been ensured with the setting up of the solar power plants. Moreover, the schools with science laboratories have been benefitted immensely as the students will no more suffer unnecessarily due to power cut while undergoing practical classes in laboratories.
Solar power panels have also been installed at Amta Hospital. The power generated is used to light lamps in the hospital and using the same the tridents installed beside a pond in the hospital is also being lit. Thus, treatment will no more get affected due to power cut. The side of the pond has been beautified recently and space was created where family members of patients can sit.