Sarbananda Sonowal, the Chief Minister of Assam, on 14 December 2016 inaugurated a Solar Battery Station at Bindhakata Tengapukhuri village in Dibrugarh.
The Solar Battery Station, which is one of the biggest projects in Assam, would help in fulfilling the power requirements of 287 households of four villages of the area, namely Gerekigaon, Mulukghat, Mirigaon and Tengabri.
Highlights of Solar Battery Station
• The project has installed two solar battery charging stations of 6-kilowatt capacity.
• The two central battery-charging stations have been installed in two different buildings with a provision of two lights and one fan in each household along with one solar battery.
In addition to the solar battery station, the Chief Minister also inaugurated a Community Development Centre in the city.
While inaugurating the two facilities in Dibrugarh, the Chief Minister said ‘the area is highly affected by flood and erosion and his government is taking up the issue of dredging the Brahmaputra with the Union Government.
He also reiterated his government’s commitment towards inclusive development with a prime focus on rural areas. He stressed on maximum utilisation of Brahmaputra waterways for expediting the growth of the state.
• Dibrugarh, a city of Assam is well known as the Tea City of India. The city that is emerging as a communication and industrial hub of North East India is also considered as one of the major cities in eastern India in line with Bhubaneshwar and Guwahati.
• Most important fact about the city is that it is one of the two main cities of the state to receive urban development aid from the Asian Development Bank.
• Considered as a gateway to eastern Assam and parts of Arunachal Pradesh, the city has served as a host of the 9th edition of the North East Business Summit. The summit was held with theme ‘Building bridges with South East Asia’.