Noted Novelist T D Radhakrishnan’s has been selected for this year’s prestigious Vayalar award

On October 8, 2017, Uttarakhand State Government and a charitable funding agency named Swan Cultural Center and Foundation, launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ in Kedarnath Dham. This initiative aims to provide electricity to far flung areas in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has stated that around 47 villages and 1,40,000 families in Uttarakhand do not have access to electricity. Moreover there are 60 villages in the state where electrification has not yet been done due to the difficult terrain. In such situation, using off-grid electricity through solar briefcase is a good option.