Ladakh is edging closer to realising its carbon-neutrality target as the Chamsen micro-hydel project (MHP) has enabled the electrification of around 19 villages in Siachen.
The Chamsen project was funded by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy under the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI) scheme.
The Power Development Authority along with the Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA) jointly worked towards achieving this electrification of the villages. Meanwhile, the surplus power from the project can also be supplied to Indian Army stationed in the border areas.
11 KV line under SDP with the 450 KW Chamshen MHP were used to electrify the villages as the latest initiative will also phase out the 3 DG sets including the 250 kVA Kyagar DG set along with the 160 kVA Panamik DG set, 160 kVA Chamshen DG set, reports Hindustan Times.
The names of the electrified villages are as follows: Hasara, Kyagar, Sumooor, Lakjung, Tirith, Tyaksha, Panamik, Tirisha, Hargyam, Chamshen, Kuri, Charasa, Burma, Pinchimik, Fukpochey, Kobet, Ayee, Aranu and Sasoma.
Meanwhile, the Union Territory administration in a bid to achieve Carbon neutrality in Ladakh is also working towards acquiring e-cars, e-rickshaws, e-buses for public transport purposes whereas focus has also been laid upon optimum utilization of the existing water resources to increase the area under cultivation to cut carbon emissions.