Friday, 4 August 2017

Solarisation of Lighthouses

The Government has solarised all 193 lighthouses in the country during 2014-15 to 2016-17. The details of the funds allocated and spent for this during the last three years and current year are as under: -

S. No.
Year
Fund Allocated
(Rs. in lakh)
Expenditure incurred (Rs. in lakh)
1.
2014-15
38.42
37.54
2.
2015-16
336.50
336.49
3.
2016-17
714.39
713.58

The state/UT-wise list of Lighthouses solarised during 2014-15 to 2016-17 is as under:
S.No.
Name of the State/UT.
No. of Lighthouse
1.
Gujarat
48
2.
Maharashtra
20
3.
Goa
3
4.
Karnataka
10
5.
West Bengal
2
6.
Kerala & Lakshadweep Islands.
32
7.
Tamil Nadu
19
8.
Pondicherry
2
9.
Andhra Pradesh
18
10.
Odisha
6
11.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
33

Total
193

This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today (August 3, 2017).


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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