Chendamangalam panchayat is attempting to become the first solar panchayat in Kerala.

A survey will be launched in the panchayat on Saturday to assess the energy needs of the area. The survey will begin at 8.30 a.m.

Nearly 2,600 volunteers consisting mostly of students and Kudumbasree workers will survey the 9,644 structures in the panchayat. All public structures including temples, churches, offices and residential buildings will be covered, said V.D. Satheesan, MLA, who is coordinating the programme. The surveyors will record the energy requirements including the duration of use of each electrical equipment in every structure.