Master Plan For Making Chandigarh a Model Solar City Prepared: Piyush Goyal

Piyush GoyalPower, Coal, New & Renewable Energy minister, Piyush Goyal on Friday informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that master plan for making Chandigarh a Model Solar City under the ‘Development of Solar Cities’ programme of MNRE has been prepared. The solar city cell has also been established.

Goyal said that UT Administration, Chandigarh has empaneled 48 Solar Power Aggregators from whom any resident of Chandigarh can install Rooftop Solar Power Plant and can avail 30% subsidy.

Solar rooftop power plants of aggregate 7.70 MWp capacities are installed on 145 Government buildings till May, 2016 in this city.

Recently Bikram Singh Majithia, Punjab Revenue and Non-conventional Energy Minister announced that the border state of India is in path to make another history in “green power solar revolution.”

The Revenue and Non-conventional Energy Minister also stated that in the past four years, solar power generation in the state has reached to 1050MW from mere 9MW, backed by investments to the tune of Rs 8000 crores. And this has facilitated in creating a lot of direct and indirect employment opportunities. Moreover, the state is also leading India in rooftop solar power generation.

The Centre has also awarded Punjab a number of times for promoting cleaner, safer and greener energy.

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