Delhi Ministry to install Solar Panels in schools to reduce the electricity bills to maximum of Zero

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Published by Vijay Sisodiya on 11 Jun 2019

Delhi Government has finally started working on their new project of installing terrace solar panels in schools and it has proved to be successful as one such school is already running on it and producing a surplus amount of electricity which brought down the electricity bill to zero. According to the state education minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, the government has already installed solar panels in 21 schools and are already in progress to install 100 more.

The government is planning to install such solar panels in 500 schools in total and the minister also tweeted about it calling it as “an important step towards power independence for Delhi”, according to the education minister.

“Successful pilot of terrace solar panels in #DelhiGovtSchools. The electricity bill for this school reduces from Rs.35,000 to Zero. Already installed in 21, being installed in 100, the plan is to install in a total of 500 schools. An important step towards power independence for Delhi!,” the official twitter handle of Delhi Education Minister said.

According to the Economic Survey in India, the education expenditure to the Gross State Domestic Product of Delhi is the highest at 1.70 percent in 2018-19. In Delhi, the per student per annum expenditure contracted by the government on education has increased to Rs. 66,038 in the year 2018-19 from Rs. 54,910 in the year 2016-17.

Among the major highlights on the school and the education system for 2018-19, were the renovation of 52 schools, administrative approval and expenditure sanction for construction of around 12,748 additional classrooms in various existing schools, the introduction of happiness curriculum into the system and introduction of nursery classes in over 300 government schools. Recently, in a related development, the performance of Delhi government-run schools in the CBSE Class 10 examination has improved by 2.68 percentage points this year. This particular result has motivated not only the children but also the parents of the children who could only afford Government school for their child. They are feeling happy about the fact that the quality of education is finally increasing.


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