Shinnyu village, in the Mon district of Nagaland, saw the arrival of electricity for the first time in 24 years. The village has now become the first solar-powered remote area in the state. Over 60 households of the village, including a church, a school, a guest house and a community hall have been electrified using solar microgrids set up by the Mon district administration in collaboration with the Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), an international organisation dedicated to the promotion of solar energy.
“It is six hours away from the nearest town, Tobu. It is 12 hours away from the district headquarters. As you can imagine, it is a very remote village. We are thankful to the GHE for stepping in and taking the initiative which, by the way, was their first in the state,” Mon Deputy Commissioner Thavaseelan K. said.
To celebrate this historic occasion, the church in Shinnyu had also organised a special thanksgiving service on 16 February. Located along the Indo-Myanmar border, Shinnyu is one of the remotest parts of Nagaland.