New Delhi, Mar 14 (PTI) Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan today unveiled a solar jacket with hi-tech features such as mobile phone charging, GPS and a solar fan.

He said the jacket, an innovation of the Department of Science and Technology, can be used by defence personnel and officials working in remote areas.

The solar jacket has facilities such as mobile phone charging, a GPS, a torch with a beam and a pocket solar fan.

Displaying the solar jacket by wearing it himself, Vardhan highlighted the features of the solar jacket.

This solar jacket is particularly useful for defence personnel and forest officials working in remote and far-flung areas,” the minister stated.

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