Rooftop solar projects to supplement power needs of 150 hospitals in Odisha soon: OREDA

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 22, 2024 IST

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Bhubaneswar, June 22: The Odisha government has initiated steps for supplementing power supply to healthcare institutions through rooftop solar projects in tribal-dominated districts.

Rooftop solar panels will be installed in 100 Primary Healthcare Centres (CHCs) and 50 Community Healthcare Centres (CHCs) across the state in the first phase.

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) will soon begin the work as the nodal agency for implementation and oversight of the project in health institutions.

The health department has provided a list of 150 government-run healthcare facilities for installation of solar panels. Later, more 405 PHCs and 133 CHCs will be supplemented solar power, said a senior official of OREDA.

Funds will be provided from the Tribal Area Sub Plan (TASP) and Schedule Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) funds for the projects.

The solar power projects will be installed in four healthcare facilities in Cuttack district, 16 in Gajapati, 25 in Kandhamal, 15 in Koraput, 22 in Malkangiri, 49 in Nabarangpur, 17 in Rayagada.

 Similarly, one hospital in Nuapada and one hospital in Mayurbhanj will be supplemented solar power in the first phase.

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