Golden Temple kitchen to soon go solar

AMRITSAR: The SGPC plans to switch over to solar energy soon to cook langar in the world’s largest kitchen at the Golden Temple.

Golden Temple kitchen to soon go solar

The kitchen of Sri Guru Ramdas Langar Hall at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Tribune photo: Vishal Kumar

GS Paul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 26

The SGPC plans to switch over to solar energy soon to cook langar in the world’s largest kitchen at the Golden Temple. At present, at Sri Guru Ramdas Langar Hall, free food is prepared through LPG and some amount of wood is also used as fuel to prepare food for about 60,000 devotees daily. The number increases during weekends and special occasions.

The langar preparation sourced through solar energy would not only reduce the use of wood, which is the main source of pollution, but would also help in reducing the expenses on LPG cylinders. Around 5,000 LPG cylinders are used in the kitchen every month.

A team of Punjab Energy Development Authority led by its director Balor Singh today explored the area where the solar energy plant was to be installed.

PEDA has been working on a plan to prepare langar at the shrine with a solar steam cooking system for long. A solar plant has been proposed. Golden Temple manager Sulakhan Singh said, “This plant will not only be eco-friendly but will also be efficient in cooking vegetables, daal, chapattis etc. Other sources of fuel like the LPG system will also be kept as backup in case of cloudy weather or a snag,” he said.

Meanwhile, the work on modernising the new langar hall is in full swing. The new building would have four floors, including the basement. The new facility will boast of an ultramodern cooking facility, air-conditioned sitting place, lifts, separate provision for washing the vegetables, basement for storage of vegetables and ration, apart from a conveyor system.

Don't Miss

Top Stories

Misconceptions being spread about January 26 tractor march, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha

Misconceptions being spread about January 26 tractor march, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha

Morcha leaders condemn inflammatory statements by ‘Sikhs for...

Farmers again reject govt’s offer of amending laws, want them repealed

Farmers again reject govt’s offer of amending laws, want them repealed

Ninth round of talks with Centre ends, deadlock continues; n...

PM doesn’t respect farmers, wants to tire out those protesting against agri laws: Rahul

PM doesn’t respect farmers, wants to tire out those protesting against agri laws: Rahul

The former Congress chief says his party will not step back ...

Suspected case of bird flu reported in Punjab's Dera Bassi

Suspected case of bird flu reported in Punjab's Dera Bassi

Samples sent to National Institute of High Security Animal D...

India all set for world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday

India all set for world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday

The vaccine will be first offered to healthcare workers, fro...

Cities

View All