Govt Successfully Powers 12,700 Public Schools in Rural Areas With Solar Panels
Enrolment in Punjab’s government funded schools has ascended since the establishment of sunlight based chargers and admittance to power, as indicated by the CEO of the District Education Authority, Shamshir Ahmad Khan.
Roughly 10% of schools in Punjab are not associated with the power matrix and are without power, as verified by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Summer temperatures in the south of Punjab much of the time reach 40°C. Indeed, even the schools that are associated with the lattice are struggling because of feeble transmission and dissemination organizations, and blackouts in Pakistan can endure as long as 10 hours consistently in provincial locales.
Accordingly, the public authority started introducing sunlight based chargers to give capacity to schools in far off areas with insignificant or no power. The ADB gave financing to this task with a $325 million advance that covered the two Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) where around 20% of the schools are off-framework.
The five-year project started in 2017 and is approaching finishing. Huge headway has been made such a long ways as in excess of 12,700 government schools have been fueled with sun powered chargers, remembering very nearly 10,000 schools for Punjab and more than 2,000 in KP. The undertaking has influenced more than 1.4 million youngsters, as indicated by the ADB.
More sun powered chargers are being introduced in north of 4,200 schools in Punjab and north of 6,000 in KP