Haryana Government has decided to install solar power system in the secondary schools of rural areas in the state so as to ensure uninterrupted power supply for proper working of EDUSAT system.
Apart from this, the State Government has set a target of generating 1190 MW solar energy in the current financial year and to achieve this goal, solar energy plants will be set up in 220 health centres this year.
This was stated by Haryana Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, Banwari Lal while speaking at the state level awards distribution function organized by the Department, in Panchkula near here.
The Minister said that efforts are being made by the State 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 are being set up on the rooftops of schools, Anganwadi centres, CHCs and PHCs, government schools and Government buildings, he said.
Banwari Lal said that farmers are being encouraged to set up solar power pumps and for this, there is 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 added.