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Four primary schools in UP to be illuminated with solar

Bijnor: Four government primary schools in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district are set to be illuminated with solar panels soon. The schools were unable to get electricity before as they are situated near the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, through which power lines cannot be drawn. The schools are situated in four villages.
Two of these villages, with one school each, are Rampur Chata in Najibabad and Telipara in the Kotwali Dehat block. Both villages are located near the UP-Uttarakhand border. The UP government provided individual homes here with solar packs in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The other two are Rampur Thakra, which falls in the Haldar block around 15 kilometers from Bijnor, and Ram Sahaywal village, located near the Muzaffarnagar-Haridwar border.
Rampur Thakra, in which the third school is located, is on forest land. The village previously had electricity but the same was cut off after the Allahabad high court in 2019 said that relocation of residents was necessary as power lines could not be laid through the forest.
Ram Sahaywal village, which has the fourth school, has also been provided with solar packs as the presence of the Ganga river makes it impossible to lay power lines.
District coordinator of basic education, Salim Beg, said, "All four villages were provided solar power packs by the government. However, our schools still remained without solar energy. We have prepared a proposal to illuminate four primary schools. I hope solar panels will be set up here by next year."

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