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Innovation award for HP NGO for solar water heating system

IANS  |  Shimla 

Community-based has won the State Innovation Award for 2016-17 for developing a cost-effective mountain solar water heating system.

Locally called solar 'hamam', it will drastically reduce fuelwood requirement by making available at an affordable cost to rural households in harsh weather conditions.

The award will be presented by to at a state-level function in Indora in district.

The Innovative Mountain Solar Water Heating System was developed by the group under the Support Programme of the of the government of

It has already installed the heating system in 663 households in and in with the support of national and international agencies. It is in the process of installing 350 systems more in Shimla, Chamba, and Sirmaur districts of

said the award was a recognition of the innovative nature of approach to provide to the rural communities in difficult mountain areas.

"We train artisans (carpenters) in our centre at village Dhangiara in Chachiot tehsil in district and in different villages through training camps to spread this technology into new areas in Himachal, adjoining and other Himalayan states," he said in a statement.

The Mountain Solar Water Heating System is designed to suit specific climate and community conditions in the mountainous areas.

The innovative system is fabricated with local material by village artisans to make it cost effective and involves minimal expenditure on installation and maintenance.

The was established in 1997 in Shimla.



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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 17:54 IST