With power crisis looming large over the kerala state, the Varappuzha panchayat office seems to be moving on the right track. The panchayat is all set to power its office exclusively on solar panels. Union Minister of State for Food and Public Distribution K V Thomas said Rs 22 lakh has been sanctioned to make Varappuzha panchayat office solar energy efficient. The project will be funded by the Central Warehousing Corporation.
K V Thomas said this was the first-of-its-kind venture in the state. "All the power requirements of the panchayat office could be met once the solar panels are fixed," Thomas said. The work will be carried out by the Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (KELTRON).