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News - Prakash Javadekar announces Navodaya Vidyalayas to go solar

In the time where the use of solar energy is being widely implemented at all places, the government-run Navodaya Vidyalayas have also been directed to adopt solar energy in schools.

At present, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar has asked the Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy and ensure that future buildings benefit from solar power and water harvesting.

The announcement was made by Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar while addressing the 35th meeting of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS).

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Moreover, the minister said rainwater and solar energy harvesting should form part of the proposals for new building plans

According to IANS, Javadekar also directed that these schools to "explore the possibility of having water harvesting facilities and biogas plants in existing campuses", a statement from the ministry said.

Further, a report by Livemint stated that India's performance in renewable energy areas like solar, small hydro, biogas is not so encouraging; a parliamentary standing committee said that the government should not act as bystander and adopt more proactive approach to arrange finances for solar power projects.

HRD Minister applauds Navodaya Vidyalaya (NV) student's performance in IIT JEE :

Moreover, Javadekar applauded the outstanding performance of the Navodaya Vidyalaya students in Classes 10 and 12 board exam 2017 and particularly in JEE Advanced and NEET (in which 11,875 out of 14,183 NVS students qualified).

Also, while analysing the functioning of NVS, the Javadekar directed the Samiti to conduct study of positive impact of students and teachers living together on school campuses, and health improvement of students.


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