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Goa state horticultural corporation install its first solar power kiosk

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Goa state horticultural corporation (GSHCL) in an effort to not only keep at up with the times and provide healthy inspiration to its citizens, the organization has installed its first solar power kiosk at Caranzalem, Panaji.

"Everything is changing so why shouldn't we improve?" asked managing director Larry Barretto. He added that solar-powered designs not only reduce energy consumption, but also serve as a visual cue for people to save the environment.

The kiosk replaces the reinforced fiber glass Krishi Ghar set up in 2004. Twelve years hence, the new kiosk has been installed as an eco-friendly hybrid initiative.

The carpet area of the kiosk is 8sq m with a cool storage capacity of approximately 210kg. Equipped with two solar-powered lamps and a fan with back-up power, it also holds an option of running on AC mode.

In addition to the kiosk, four solar-powered cooling carts have also been distributed to vegetable vendors across South Goa. These vendors operate from Orlim, Cuncolim-Borda, Varca and Carmona.

While the cost of the kiosk amounted to 5.78 lakh, each cart cost 80,000. GSHCL hopes for monetary support from the Centre to take the initiative further.

GSHCL also hopes to venture into the premises of Goa Medical College and Kadamba bus stand with solar-powered kiosks.


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  • News Section: Technology
  • Month: February
  • Year: 2016
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