Chandigarh, Nov 25 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that the state government has assessed to set up solar power plants of 133 MW capacity by using ground and roof tops in the State.
The Chief Minister was interacting with media persons after inaugurating a Rs 57.67 crore solar power plant of 10 MW capacity set up by Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited in the complex of Thermal Power Plant in Panipat today. The plant which has been set up on 48 acres of land will generate 180 lakh units of electricity in a year.
He said that the people would get environment friendly and pollution-free electricity through this system of power generation. The government is working on a plan to generate 4000 MW solar electricity by the year 2022.
He said that the solar plant set up in Golden Jubilee year would not only save the fuel generated from traditional energy sources but would also prove a milestone in environment friendly power generation. He said that advance management activities for solar power projects have been started.
The Chief Minister said that government has been making efforts to generate maximum electricity through solar energy. For this, he said that government provides subsidy on solar energy appliances for domestic use to various organizations and institutions. Besides, government has also been making efforts to install solar energy enabled equipments in government buildings so as to reduce the pollution and promote greenery.
Earlier, the Chief Minister planted a sapling in the complex of the plant and went around an exhibition organized on the occasion.
Transport Minister Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr Krishan Kumar Bedi, MLAs Mrs Rohita Rewari and Mr Mahipal Dhanda, Principal Secretary Power Mr Anurag Rastogi and other officers were also present on this occasion.