According to reports, the ‘State Level Energy Park’, exhibition hall related to non-conventional energy resources and the solar powered toy trains were inaugurated by Chief Minister of the state, Arjun Munda, who was the chief guest for the inauguration ceremony. Afterwards, he keenly observed the showcased exhibits.
The solar power plant has been set up with the objective to fulfill the energy needs of the park. The electricity produced by the solar power plant is to be used in powering the lighting system of the park along with the musical fountain and two toy trains in there.
CM Munda seemed quite excited with his first-ever toy train ride. In his address he said, “In my opinion, the time is near when we will soon be compelled to consider the use of green sources energy to cope with the rapidly depleting natural resources. In present times, we talk about energy production using coal, nuclear power or other such resources, but it what will we do after these resources are done for.”
Munda further added, “We have to move forward in the field of non-conventional keeping in mind the prevalent global problems like food crisis, global warming, changing environment. We have to build a new future, in which we have to try that more and more people take interest in the non-conventional resources of energy to accept and tackle the global challenge.”
Along with the Chief Minister, Energy Secretary Vimal Kirti Singh, Director, Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency Ashok Kumar, Principle Chief Conservator of Forest AK Singh and other dignitaries were also present during the inaugural ceremony. While addressing the gathering, Vimal Kirti Singh said, “This initiative will increase the interest of the younger generation in the non-conventional energy resources. The students can come to the park and gather lots of knowledge about the non-conventional resources.”
“Jharkhand is currently producing 16 MW of solar energy and many projects for the same are in the pipeline. MOUs for projects with a total output of 270 MW have been signed. Initially, the solar energy had a cost of around Rs. 17 per unit and now it is around Rs. 7 per unit. Projects like these will help lowering the prices even further,” said Singh.