DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 18: Residents of Shinnyu, one of the remotest villages in Mon district, now have access to solar-based electricity, thanks to a joint venture between Mon district administration and Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE).
Prior to this initiative, the village, located 193 km away from the district headquarters, was without Power connection, conventional or otherwise.
A press release from the Deputy Commissioner of Mon on Thursday informed that 60 households, churches and the community hall in the village have been electrified under this initiative.
“The installation of solar lighting at Shinnyu village will hopefully transform the community. The entire cost was borne through CSR (corporate social responsibility) funding and was executed by Global Himalayan Expedition. The Global Himalayan Expedition is working towards providing clean energy access through solar power to the remote communities. The company aims to implement the solution in a sustainable, scalable and environmentally beneficial manner, leading to an overall development of the community while empowering the local village population,” it stated.
The GHE has electrified 131 villages across the country till date, and is a winner of the United Nations Global Climate Action Award 2020, it informed.
As per a DIPR report, the entire cost for the project was Rs 23 lakh.
DC Mon, Thavaseelan K has expressed gratitude to GHE for taking up the project and stated that they are working on electrifying more villages in addition to several health units and schools.
He also expressed gratitude to N Bongkhao Konyak, Advisor for DUDA, for his continuous support and guidance; and Shinnyu village council and the villagers for their “heart-warming community mobilization and participation”.
(Page News Service)