West Bengal Making Rapid Progress in Non-Conventional Sources of Energy: CM

The state government was conducting a survey to develop a wind power generation plant in Sagar Island, the chief minister said in her tweet.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the state has made a rapid progress in increasing energy generation from non-conventional sources.

“From 1.2 megawatts (MW) in 2011, solar power generation has increased to 53.216MW in 2017-18, while generation of biomass power has increased from 1.59 MW to 13.29MW during the same period,” she tweeted marking the National Energy Conservation Day.

“Today is National Energy Conservation Day. Our government in #Bangla is making rapid progress in augmenting generation of energy from non-conventional sources,” Banerjee tweeted.

The state government was conducting a survey to develop a wind power generation plant in Sagar Island, the chief minister said in her tweet.

“A survey is also going on in Sagar Island to develop a wind power generation plant,” she added.

Every year on December 14 the National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation. The day is marked as National Energy Conservation Day by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power since 1991.

Recently, the state government announced the decision to set up a 10 MW solar plant in Raniganj, the move is aimed at promoting the use of solar energy.

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