The three-days awareness-cum-training workshop on Solar Energy and its application, organized jointly by the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Government of India and Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), concluded successfully at the BRC Hall on Sunday.
Addressing the valedictory function, North East region NISE Consultant, Shewali Borthakur urged the participants to form self-help groups in villages by availing bank loans and technical support from APEDA to set up assembling units for solar lamps for income generation. She appreciated the Gaon Burahs and PRI members for their active participation and assured to conduct more such training programmes in the future at circle and village levels.
APEDA Tezu Division Deputy Director, N Tangha assured all-out guidance and support from the agency for solar-based assembling units. Tangha also urged the NISE to help in setting up vocational training centres at remote areas. APEDA Project Director A K Rana also spoke on the occasion.
Resource persons from NISE, Dr Shweta Soam, Pragati Rajput and Prakash Jha imparted the training, which saw the attendance of 125 persons, including the PRI members, villagers, NGOs, local entrepreneurs, students and officials from government departments. (DIPRO)