JNU to get 200 solar power operated street lights

The varsity's solar street lights initiative has received aid from the Ministry of New and Renewable energy.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 19, 2016 11:55 am
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The lush green campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University is set to get solar power operated street lights, Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar said on Tuesday. The varsity’s solar street lights initiative has received aid from the Ministry of New and Renewable energy and is in sync JNU’s plan to cut down on its carbon emission.

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“Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has agreed to sanction 200 solar street lights to be installed in JNU,” Kumar said in a tweet. A senior university official said, “The campus is abuzz round the clock with the eateries operating till wee hours and the students being active. “It is therefore important for the campus to be well lit to ensure safety. Having solar power street lights will be another green initiative.”

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