RANCHI: Jharkhand is likely to lead Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s solar mission by installing solar power plants at all district courts.

Khunti district court will be the first to be equipped with a 180KW grid connected to a rooftop solar plant, chief minister Raghubar Das announced at the inaugural programme of the 13th conference of the National Legal Services Authority ( Nalsa) here on Saturday.

Das said Jharkhand would be the first state to illuminate all court campuses with solar power.

“I am confident that this effort is unique in Asia as the state has drawn a detailed plan to further replicate the model of solar plants used in court campuses in other government offices,” he said. Das said the tender process for Khunti court has been finalized and the installation would be completed within four months.

Das also announced setting up of e-courts that would further be linked to at least 20 police stations in four districts-Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Bokaro in the first phase.

“We also propose to have a functional video conference system with the hospitals so that witnesses from police department and hospitals do not need to travel for disposition before the courts and the accused are also produced electronically from jails,” Das said. The chief minister inaugurated seven e-courts taking the total number of functional e-courts in state to eight.




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