By TC News Desk
Agartala: November 05. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma today has inaugurated ‘Bio Village Solar Hamlet’ in Kharansing para a rural hamlet situated in Gomati district.
Speaking with reporters Deputy Chief Minister Dev Varma has said the concept of bio village was there already in India. But this Solar Hamlet is very different from bio village.
“Because both including bio village and solar hamlet were added together this is known as Bio village 2. In a simple bio village, there is only organic farming but in this village we have put different component like encouraging organic farming, livestock, we are teaching them how to grow mushroom. We have installed solar pumps for double cropping. Water filtration farm for pure and clean was also installed as during survey we have found that people in this area were suffering of water related diseases as people were having water from the stream and canal. This is what known as bio village 2 and nowhere in India I think it has been done like this”, the minister said.
The minister further informed that this is project was developed indigenously by the Tripura government under the science and technology department.For the economy boost in the rural hamlets, the department has also installed street solar lights.The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also acknowledged it and mentioned it in his Maan Ki Baat.“This is unique efforts. In our government we think that the last must come first and this is how development happens”, the minister added.