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Haryana targets generating 1190 MW solar energy this financial year



Chandigarh, 
10 July, 2109

Haryana government has set a target of generating 1190 MW solar energy in the current financial year.

To achieve this goal, solar energy plants will be set up in 220 health centres of the state, this year.
          
Apart from this, the state government will also install solar power system in the secondary schools of rural areas in the state so that uninterrupted power could be supplied for proper working of EDUSAT system. 

This information was given by Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, Dr lBanwari Lal while speaking at the State Level Awards Distribution function organized by the Department, in Panchkula today. 

He said that efforts were being made at large level by Haryana government to promote use of solar power in the state. The solar energy plants have been set up at 160 Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the state and solar energy plants were being set up on the rooftops of schools, Anganwadi centres, CHCs and PHCs, government schools and government buildings. 

The minister further stated that farmers were being encouraged to set up solar power pumps and for this, there was a provision to provide 75 per cent subsidy on the installation cost to the farmers for this pump. For this, a budget provision of about Rs 1,600 crore has been made.

He said that from the years 1995 to 2018, only 440 MW of solar power was produced, and now the government has taken the resolve to produce 1190 MW of solar power in just one year.
        

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