The Mymensingh District Administration set up over nine thousand solar energy system at a cost of Taka over 20 crore in 13 upazilas of the district under Test Relief (TR) programme.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Office (DRRO) sources said solar panels were distributed among the poor families with a view to consume energy.
The beneficiaries are very happy and expressed satisfaction over the initiatives taken by the government.
Of the total, 405 solar panels were set up spending Taka over 1.39 crore in Haluaghat upazila, 432 panels spending Taka over one crore in Dobaura upazila, 731 panels spending Taka 1.19 crore in Phulpur upazila, 706 panels spending Taka over 81 lakh in Tarakandha, 634 panels spending Taka over 1.74 crore in Gouripur upazilas and 546 panels spending Taka over two crore in Sadar upazila.
Besides, 1,039 solar panels spending Taka over 1.24 crore in Muktagachha, 409 panels spending Taka 1.91 crore in Phulbaria, 539 panels spending Taka 1.87 crore in Trishal, 1,250 panels spending Taka 1.84 crore in Ishwarganj, 1323 panels spending Taka 1.93 crore in Nandail, 662 panels spending Taka 1.88 crore in Gafargaon and 588 solar panels spending Taka over 1.72 crore were set up in Bhaluka upazila.
DRRO Mohammad Hossen told newsmen that over eight thousand more solar panels have sanctioned in the district for distribution.