Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow
Public sector energy behemoth NTPC Limited has undertaken to illuminate temple town Ayodhya with solar street lights.
NTPC will utilise its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) kitty to provide financial assistance to UP New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (NEDA) set up 500 solar powered street lights in Ayodhya.
For this purpose, NEDA and NTPC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently.
In fact, the setting up of the solar street lights is part of the overarching blueprint to develop the temple town as a Solar City to cut on carbon emissions in energy use.
Formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, NTPC Limited is a central public sector undertaking (PSU) under the ownership of the union power ministry engaged in generation of electricity and allied activities.
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Earlier, the Ayodhya Municipal Corporation had signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore to help develop Ayodhya as an international tourist hub.