In Pakistan, Punjab government has launched Ujala Solar Lamp Kits Scheme for Students of Punjab. Under this scheme around 5,000 students of Pakistan government schools in the whole Province Punjab can get solar energy kits and table lamps by Punjab government.
This scheme will help the students in studying in the day and night during load shedding in Punjab.
In the first session of this table lamps and solar kits distribution scheme, the table lamps and solar kits would be distributed to the students of 36 districts of Punjab from month of December.
In the second phase the same number of Lamps and Solar kits will be distributed among those students who are new comers and are most junior.
So those students who are in 9th class and obtained 50 to 55 present marks in the annual board exams will be able to get these lamps and solar kits which also have chargers and bulbs in it.
This scheme will help the students to study in the hours of load shedding. The solar kits are capable to provide uninterrupted light up to 18 consecutive hours in sunny weather not rainy or cloudy.
These lamps and solar kits will be distributed among students in the next month (December). These Solar Energy kits have these silent features:
Solar PV 30Wp
Battery 12 V, 30 Ah SLA Gel type Battery
LEDs 3×5 W each of 100 lumens
Charge Controller 10 A with LVD (Low voltage disconnect)
DC Wires with LED Holders
Mobile Phone Charging facility
System Autonomy 3 days
Reverse Polarity protection provision
Although this is a good step for solving students problem but this is not the proper solution to overcome the energy crises. This scheme will facilitate some students.
Here the question is under consideration, what remaining students would do in the hours of load shedding as they have the same right to be facilitated.
There should be such a system through which all students would be facilitated on equal basis.