Kargil village gets electricity after 68 yrs

According to a villager, they used solar lanterns to light up their houses, as well use traditional oil lamps and candles.

GK News Network
Kargil, Publish Date: Oct 24 2015 10:22PM | Updated Date: Oct 24 2015 10:22PM
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For the first time in 68 years, a village in Kargil at a height of more than 14,500 feet was electrified.

Lankarchey Brok, the 30 household village, which is at a distance of 35 km from Kargil didn’t have any kind of electricity till date. 

According to a villager, they used solar lanterns to light up their houses, as well use traditional oil lamps and candles.

This is for the first time that the village, Lankarchey Brok, has been electrified and children were seen playing in the bright light of the Solar LED Street light installed by the Social Enterprise Global Himalayan Expedition and sponsored by Welspun Renewable Energy, a national level Renewable Energy Company and coordinated by Local Renewable energy Agency , KREDA.

Talking to reporters, Deputy Commissioner Kargil Hassan Khan said it was good to see the pleasure of greeting light for the first time on the faces of the villagers. 

Hassan is the first Deputy Commissioner to visit the village after independence, who walked a stretch of 2 Km on the mountain despite snowfall.

According to Paras Loomba, founder of Global Himalayan Expedition, the village is the first in Kargil to be electrified under DC Micro Grid system in which they have used LED Technology powered by Solar and Batteries, with no signs of Inevrter for energy conversion. Full system is based on DC Technology.

The GHE Team established 6 Grids in the Village under 2 days. Each grid will cover 5 Households and each grid has a solar capacity of 250 Watts and two Batteries of 100 Ah each and 8 LED blubs of 3 and 5 watt each  for each Households along with one LED Street light for each Grid of 20 Watt/1500 Lumen.

He added that with the help of 12 Batteries, 6 Solar Plates, 250 LED Blubs, 6 LED Street Lights and 2 DC LED TV the whole Village has been electrified in two days which was sponsored by Welspun Company.