Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Chepang village boasts of solar panels all over village

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The remotest village of Chitwan district inhabited by Chepangs, a marginalized community is becoming well equipped with solar panels at each home.

People have been installing solar panels with the help of various organizations and government cooperation under the Kanda Transformation Campaign, said locals.

Kanda village is two days walk after 30 km travel in vehicles from district headquarters Bharatpur. Road is under construction half way.

Solar is brought by targeting Kanda of Lothar VDC and Dingmang are of Korak- 4, said campaigner and Miteri Foundation Chairman Ekal Silwal.

He said 50 solars were distributed today and the rest of the 85 houses will get in another phase, said Silwal. The cooperation was made Alternate Energy Promotion Centre through the government with the initiative of Miteri Foundation Nepal and Laxmi Foundation.

Eight people of a single family had died four years ago by consuming wild mushroom and the campaign was started by journalist Ekal Silwal after that.

The daily routine of the local people has been changed as they can light homes, engage in income generation and even operate TV, said a teacher Balkrishna Thapaliya. Some 35, 000 Chepangs live in nine hilly VDCs of Chitwan district.





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