December 9, 2022

19 villages in Siachen electrified with provide from the Chamshen hydel challenge (Representational)


As many as 19 villages in Siachen have been electrified with provide from the Chamshen micro-hydel challenge (MHP), a growth that may assist Ladakh inch nearer in direction of attaining the carbon-neutrality goal, officers stated on Friday.

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy funded the Chamshen challenge below the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI) scheme, the officers stated.

The electrified villages are Chamshen, Kuri, Charasa, Burma, Pinchimik, Hasara, Kyagar, Sumooor, Lakjung, Tirith, Tyaksha, Panamik, Tirisha, Hargyam, Fukpochey, Kobet, Ayee, Aranu and Sasoma.

The electrification of those villages would consequence within the phasing out of three DG units, together with 160 kVA Panamik DG set, 160 kVA Chamshen DG set and 250 kVA Kyagar DG set, Secretary Power, Ravinder Kumar stated.

The electrification of the villages was the results of the joint effort of the Power Development Department and Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA), he stated, including the excess energy might be equipped to the Army within the border areas.

The villages had been electrified via a 11 KV line below SDP with the 450 KW Chamshen Micro-Hydel Project (MHP).

Meanwhile, Ladakh Lt Governor’s advisor Umang Narula convened a gathering right here relating to the preparation of motion plans by particular person departments for attaining a carbon-neutral standing for Ladakh.

Addressing the assembly, Narula stated the thought of a Carbon-Neutral Ladakh was envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it goals at planning future developmental actions to reduce carbon emissions.

“It is an intrinsic part of Vision 2050 for development of Ladakh and carbon neutrality has to be embedded in every department”s vision and action plan,” he stated.

TERI has been nominated by NITI Aayog to organize an motion plan doc and sure suggestions had been made on obtain carbon neutrality in varied sectors, he famous.

The Advisor reviewed the implementation standing of the motion plans ready by the departments for attaining carbon neutrality based mostly on the broader steered interventions by TERI.

He stated the advisor directed that every one households in Ladakh must be inspired to put in photo voltaic cooking gadgets and additional steps be taken to advertise the development of photo voltaic passive residential, official and industrial buildings within the city areas.

The advisor additionally directed that every one buildings must be accessible via a ramp or carry as per accessibility norms.

Similarly, the Tourism division was requested to advertise homestay tourism which is sustainable and has a decrease carbon footprint and particularly incentivise development of passive photo voltaic homestay lodging.

He stated the transport division was requested to plan the introduction of electrical automobiles on a pilot foundation for private and non-private transport and set up photo voltaic powered charging stations.

The UT administration is within the means of procuring e-cars, e-buses and introducing e-rickshaws.

The Advisor exhorted upon using present water sources optimally to deliver extra space below cultivation and pastureland which may sequester carbon emissions.

He additionally requested the agriculture and horticulture departments and the deputy commissioners to concentrate on drip irrigation and different environment friendly strategies of micro-irrigation akin to ponds to maximise the usage of present water sources and likewise concentrate on adoption of natural manure.

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