Surat, First District with 100% Solar Powered Health Centres

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Gujarat’s Surat has become first Indian district to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).

Surat has a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by the solar system. This initiative will definitely set an example for other districts and states.

In the scenario global warming, it has become very important for the world to find the sustainable as well as eco-friendly sources of energy.

Other than PHCs, there are 572 gram panchayats in the Surat District, out of which 150 are solar powered gram panchayats and soon the other 422 panchayats will too be solar powered. 25 percent of the total expense of making the gram panchayat solar powered has been borne by the district panchayat.