As per the report in The Hindu, more than 1,500 tribal families in various hamlets inside the forests in the districts of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar will receive solar power under a Central Government scheme.

The Center has alloted Rs.20.74 crore for the works and the tender has been finalized but the implementation is awaiting final clearance from the Forest Department.

This came to light at the second District Electricity Committee held to discuss various power-related projects under implementation in the region. The meeting was chaired by Pratap Simha, MP for Mysuru, and R. Dhruvanarayan, MP for Chamarajanagar, who apprised the officials of expediting the project to complete it at the earliest.

Mr. Simha said that 29 hamlets had been identified across the region and it will benefit 1,539 families across Mysuru, Chamarjanagar and Kodagu which is part of the Mysuru Parliamentary constituency.

As per the project, 357 families in Virajpet in Kodagu, 480 families in H.D. Kote and Periyapatana in Mysuru district, 156 families in Marigudipodu, Bedagulipodu and Ramayyanapodu in Chamarajanagar district, besides 546 families in Keredibba, Thuladakeri, Mandare in M.M. Hills and surrounding regions of Chamarajanagar districts will benefit from it.

Besides, tenders are yet to be invited for similar projects to benefit an additional 1433 households in these regions.

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