Solar Plates on all Government Installations: Bihar Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi has said that solar plates will be installed on government installations to promote solar power generation in the state.

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has said that solar plates will be installed on government installations to promote solar power generation in the state. “A tender has been floated to install 250 MW solar power plant in the state… Solar plates will be installed on a large scale on the rooftop of government installations,” Modi said. 

He said this while addressing a function organised at Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna (CIMP) on the conclusion of 15-days “Van Mahotsav”. 

Exhorting people to plant saplings, Modi said there is a need to revive different sources of water. As per the historical Matsya Puraan, one tree is equal to 10 children, Modi said adding that “our forefathers used to know how to live with nature. One tree emits 100 kg of oxygen in a year while a person needs 740 kg of oxygen in the same period. 7-8 trees can fulfill a person’s requirement.” 

Exhorting students of CIMP to think “out of the box”, Modi, who also holds environment and forest and climate change department, said they should work to change habits and lifestyle. 

“Van Mohatsav” is not only a plantation drive rather it is meant to deal with ill-effects of climate change that has become a major global problem, he said while emphasising the need to inculcate “green value” among the common people. 

In June, we reported that in a bid to promote renewable sources of energy, chief minister Nitish Kumar on June 12, 2019, had issued a directive for the installation of solar plates on all government buildings and offices in the state from this year.

Chairing a meeting to review presentations on various schemes of the energy department, the CM said there is a need to spread awareness among people to install solar plates on ponds as well as wetlands.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for