ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Rajya Sabha MP Nabam Rebia today inaugurated the newly constructed main building of Kimin Community Health Centre (CHC) at Kimin township under Papum Pare district, besides another project ‘solar powered geo-thermal based heating and cooling system’.
The hospital main building constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore under SIDF has been executed by the PWD, Doimukh Division. The solar powered geo-thermal based heating and cooling system has been funded by Department of Science & Technology and implemented by Arunachal Pradesh state council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T) at an estimated cost of Rs 70 Lakh with technology provided by The Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi.
Addressing a public function, Rebia said that that the science and technology has been doing its “best” effort and congratulated the team led by APSCS&T Chairman Bamang Mangha.
He said that the newly constructed CHC would prove to be much helpful in treating the hundreds of ailing people.
He urged upon the officers/officials to work as a team so as the schemes are implemented practically and used for the service of people.
Responding to a memorandum by medical department, Rebia said that he would request the Health Minister and the department concerned to process for residential accommodation of medical staff at Kimin.
Kimin ZPM Bamang Yayu, in her address, said that the under construction DBT centre will be of a great help for all sections of society once it is completed.
Director (Science and Technology) C D Mungyak said that Arunachal Pradesh “in its attempt to adapt to a fast growth of technology in the state” has implemented the geothermal-based heating and cooling system, a pilot project jointly implemented by APSCS&T and TERI (N/Delhi) at CHC Kimin that offers more than 30% energy saving, cooling and heating facility without loss of water. The project was funded by DST, Govt. of India. He said.
This system facilitates both heating and cooling while saving about 30% energy and without causing harm to atmosphere. This innovative project developed against numerous hurdles offers numerous benefits while it has integrated the geothermal heating and cooling system to the loops spread in High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) pipes about 10 feet below the ground, he stated.
The system is also integrated with Solar Power which makes it green. The excess power generated from solar panel has been integrated with normal grid (On Grid solution) as well as it has storage facility (off Grid solution) also.
APSCS&T Chairman, in his address, said that if the pilot project of the department becomes successful the same will be taken up in other districts and circles of the State.
The bio technology research centre’s infrastructure work is in full progress and once it is complete the research scholars and scientists of the North East region will be benefited, he further said.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, DMO Dr K Perme and HoDs of Kimin circle among others were present.