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Initiative part of projects worth Rs.97.98 cr. envisaged by the local bodyA slew of ambitious projects to the tune of Rs.97.98 crore have been envisaged by the Kozhikode district panchayat in the annual plan for 2016-17.
One of the major projects would be the generation of power from solar energy using the on-grid/off-grid connection scheme of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), district panchayat president Babu Parassery and vice-president Reena Mundengad told reporters after endorsing the plan at a meeting on Monday.
Mr. Parassery said that solar panels would be installed on the buildings of the district panchayat office, its five farms, Vadakara district hospital, Ayurveda and Homoeopathy hospitals and 45-odd high and higher secondary schools managed by the district panchayat. The project, which aimed to provide revenue for the district panchayat, would be implemented by the KSEB, he said.
The district panachayt had already held discussions with senior officials of the KSEB in this regard. A sum of Rs.2.22 crore had been set aside for the project in the first phase. The State government had also decided to contribute Rs.4. 41 crore from its kitty, he added.