Samoon discusses modalities for installation of Solar Street Lights through ITI Ltd

Jammu: Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon on Thursday discussed modalities for installation of Solar Street Lights in J&K through Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Limited here at a meeting of concerned departments.

The meeting also discussed the possibility of imparting training to the Pass outs of various Industrial Training Institutes (ITI)s of J&K in production of Solar Panels and Solar Street Lighting products through ITI Limited, considering the growing reliance on the solar based energy solutions.

Secretary Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda; Mission Director J&K Skill Development Mission, Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah; Director Skill Development J&K, Sajad Hussain; Director, Rural Development Jammu, Sudershan Kumar; Additional Secretary, Skill Development and Retd. Brigadier Mr Chauhan, representing ITI Limited, were present in the meeting.

At the outset, the Principal Secretary Skill Development called for encouraging the use of solar based products like lights, heating solutions etc among the masses. He said that the growing reliance on Solar based energy solutions are being witnessed worldwide for it being the most reliable renewable energy source.

After taking inputs from the stakeholder departments, Brig Chauhan, on behalf of ITI Limited, presented a power point presentation highlighting the areas in which ITI Limited is having an expertise.

Dr Samoon urged the Department of Rural Development to examine the proposals regarding installation of solar street lights in every gram Panchayat of J&K after receiving the proposals from ITI Limited on logistics, cost issues and maintenance involved in the installation of solar street lights.

The MD Skill Development Mission was asked to consider empanelment of ITI Limited under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) for training of local youth, including ITI pass outs, after following due procedures laid on the subject.

The Director, Skill Development was directed to liaise with ITI Limited for sponsoring the trainees under STRIVE Project for imparting them training in courses offered in ITI Limited like optic fibre technology, lab technician courses etc.