International Solar Alliance delegation meets CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Mar 2018 09:33:07



Staff Reporter

CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday, met delegation of International Solar Alliance at the Mantralaya. He said that Madhya Pradesh is leading State in tapping solar energy.CM Chouhan informed delegation that there are vast possibilities of solar energy in Madhya Pradesh as sunlight is available in abundance. CM Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the leading State in the country establishing best projects for utilisation of solar energy. He told that the world’s biggest 750 MW solar energy project has been set-up in Rewa. Similarly in Neemuch, 135 MW project has been set-up, which is the biggest project in Asia.

In Mandsaur also, 250 MW solar energy project soon will bE established.Chief Minister Chouhan told the delegation that Mukhyamantri Solar Energy Pump Scheme has been launched to popularise utilisation of solar energy among farmers. In this, solar run pumps are being given to farmers on subsidy. He said that Madhya Pradesh has attained success in obtaining solar energy production rate at the lowest cost. When solar energy production rate was more than Rs 4 in the world, Madhya Pradesh succeeded in solar energy production at the cost of Rs 2.97 paisa.

“Terming solar energy is the future energy and a task force has been formed to promote use of solar energy in Madhya Pradesh,” Chief Minister added. Use of solar energy for cooking is being encouraged.Renewable Energy Minister Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Urja Vikas Nigam Chairman Vijendra Singh Sisodia, Principal Secretary Renewable Energy Manu Vastava and International Solar Alliance office-bearers were present on the occasion. Before meeting Chief Minister, delegation members conducted a study of use of solar energy in Malwa region. They viewed the utilisation of solar energy pump and also spoke to farmers.