Haryana’s Chief Minister Promotes Renewable Energy

Today, Haryana’s Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar said that the utilization of renewable energy such as solar energy must be promoted as it is not just economical, but it can also help maintain the necessary environmental and ecological balance.

Mr. Manohar Lal laid the initial foundation stone for 2 development works. After inaugurating the projects at the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) campus, he explained the importance of solar energy and how it is vital for maintaining the environmental and ecological balance.

Mr. Lal said, “Use of solar energy should be promoted.”  He described it as an “economical source” of usable energy.

Mr. Manohar Lal inaugurated a 1 Megawatt solar rooftop power plant along with an air conditioning plant for the Dr Mangal Sen Multipurpose Gymnasium Hall. He also laid the foundation stones for Deendayal Upadhyay Institute of Entrepreneurship & Skill Development and Deendayal Upadhyay Yuva Udhyan.

He said the air conditioning plant has been set up for the multipurpose gymnasium hall at a cost price of around INR 2 crore on the campus of the Dr Mangal Sen University.

Meanwhile, Deendayal Upadhyay Yuva Udhyan and also Deendayal Upadhyay Institute of Entrepreneurship & Skill Development would be established on an area of about 4,350 square-feet meters at an estimated cost price of about INR 5 crore.

These buildings would be constructed based on the concept of green or sustainable buildings, said the spokesman.

‘Deendayal Upadhyay Yuva Udhyan is expected to be built over 15 acres of land at an approximate cost price of about Rs 5 crore. The set-up is expected to be a 2 km-long walkway track alongside green parks over 5 acres.

India’s renewable power segment is the fastest growing sector in the world. India then had set a determined target of achieving 100 Gigawatts capacity of solar power generation and 175 Gigawatts of total renewable energy power capacity by the year 2022. It has already achieved a landmark target of 10,000 Megawatts in the renewable sector.

India ranks in No. 4 position globally following countries like China, the United States of America and Germany for their wind power installation projects. Wind energy holds a stake of 60 GW out of the stock

With a growing population of roughly 1.34 billion people, the Indian subcontinent represents about 18 percent of the world’s population. In a country where at least 300 million people are not connected to the electric grid, the solar energy sector seems as an affordable and easily accessible way for people to generate their own power.

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