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Chandigarh to be developed as Solar City

According to reports, The Chandigarh Administration, the state governments of Punjab and Haryana have agreed to develop Chandigarh as a solar city.

The decision comes on the heels of Union Government declaring Chandigarh as a solar city.  At a meeting held here at Punjab Raj Bhawan and chaired by Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Shivraj V Patil, there was unanimity on this issue among various stake holders.

Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal and Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda agreed that once Chandigarh is made a solar city, solar thermal and photovoltaic energy can be used by the governments and private persons in their buildings. The energy that is not drawn from the grid can be used by the industry.

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