State level energy park at Srinagar soon: Aga Syed Ruhullah
Srinagar, Aug 17: Minister for Information and Science Technology, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi today said a state level energy park was being set up at Srinagar at a cost Rs one crore.
Chairing a review meeting, Ruhullah said as many as 6324 solar home lights had been distributed under Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme in Jammu and Kashmir divisions.
The Minister impressed upon the officers to accelerate the pace of procurement and installation of the solar lights and cover all the remaining villages by the end of this month.
The meeting was informed that solar power plants and water heater plants are being installed at Hazratbal and Chrar-e-Sharief shrines besides Assembly and Council Secretariats at Jammu at an accumulated cost of Rs 1.50 crore.
It was given out that 69 health institutions have been proposed for installation of solar water plants at an estimated cost of Rs 32.75 crore.
As many as 121 CICs have been proposed to be provided solar lights while a proposal of additional 1000 units of street lights have been submitted to the centre for approval, the meeting was told.
The Centre has sanctioned 13 solar power plants for the State with a capacity of 123.90 kw costing Rs 3.71 crore. Under solar photovoltaic programme, 210 solar street lights have been installed at hospitals and religious places, the meeting was informed.
The meeting was told that Centre has sanctioned three mini hydro power plants for the state with capacity of 105 kw and Solar Wind Hybrid System would be set up at identified locations costing Rs. 1 crore, apart from setting up of service centers at all district headquarters.
Secretary Information and Science Technology Manoj Diwidi, Chief Executive Officer, JKEDA, Fida Hussain and other senior officers of Science and Technology were present on the occasion.
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