According to reports, the Government proposes a 10 per cent cut in property tax for all green (solar-powered) apartments, Vijayawada West MLA Vellampalli Srinivas has said.
At the valedictory of the well-attended Solar Power and Renewable Energy Expo at the D.R.R. Indoor Stadium on Sunday, he saw a dire need for all solar-powered gadgets in view of the high temperature levels for majority of the year.
The exhibition was organised to celebrate selection of the city as one of the 60 model solar cities in the country. The three-day expo had about 20 companies from all over India displaying their solar-powered products.
MLA Vellampalli Srinivas said that many people referred to Vijayawada as Blazewada (Bezawada), so solar-powered gadgets were bound to work perfectly in the city that received a lot of sunshine.
“The only way to overcome power crisis is by switching to solar energy. All citizens should work hard to make our city a green city,” said Vijayawada Central MLA Malladi Vishnuvardhan.
Vijayawada Municipal Commissioner G. Ravi Babu told the participants that the response was great from people as well as many builders and entrepreneurs.
He asked the companies to make sure that they set up service centres in the city for the convenience of buyers.