Advisor Sharma for exploring new energy sources

Advisor to governor, KK Sharma Thursday called for exploring non-conventional energy resources for making the state self-sufficient in the electricity.

The advisor was speaking during a meeting regarding the development of solar and hydro-power projects in the State up to 2 MW capacity by Science and Technology Department and its agencies.

The Advisor also reviewed the status of work on various small hydro-power projects and called for expediting the work on them so that that the power gaps can be drastically reduced. He said that completion of the projects would contribute a great deal in the generation of the electricity.

The Advisor while highlighting the scope of other forms of energy for generating electric power called for undertaking a massive exercise for ensuring proper tapping of the solar energy which would be cost-effective, besides addressing the environmental concerns of the State.

He said that the officers should come up with the comprehensive road map for harnessing solar energy and also to make people aware of the benefits of the same by providing the necessary subsidies and other related things.