Udupi: Amasebailu village in Kundapura taluk, Udupi, has become Karnataka's first Solar powered gram panchayat. Every house in Amasebailu village is installed with Solar Power Systems.
Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple, Veerendra Heggade inaugurated the 'Solar Village Project' on Tuesday, June 11. The project is a joint initiative of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), Amasebailu Charitable Trust, Karnataka Bank Limited and Amasebailu Gram Panchayat.
Speaking on the occasion, Veerendra Heggade said, "The use of solar energy will solve the energy crisis we are facing today and will also help in the economic development of the nation."
Stating that it is very much necessary to make use of the solar energy in the current situation, he mentioned that under the Solar Village Project, more than 1,800 in houses in Amasebailu have been installed with solar power costing Rs 2,13,00,000.
SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd Co-founder and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Dr. H Harish Hande also spoke on the occasion and said that around 25 percent of the country's population is deprived of electricity. With the situation being such, Amasebailu village's initiative of going solar will set an example and raise awareness across the country, he added.
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