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Meghalaya plans hi-tech renewable energy policy

According to reports, the Meghalaya government is contemplating a hi-tech, environment-friendly approach to counter power deficiency in the state besides contributing to the environment through its Meghalaya Renewable Energy Policy, which is on the offing.

This was informed by chief minister Mukul Sangma, who also holds the power portfolio in the state assembly. “It is time that we redesigned our approach,” he said.

There is an urgent need to have a policy on renewable energy which the government is working on and we will soon complete the draft policy, he said. He expressed hope that the policy would facilitate electrification of remote villages through solar plants.

“With the policy in place, we expect several solar The Meghalaya government is contemplating a hi-tech, environment-friendly approach to counter power deficiency in the state besides contributing to the environment through its Meghalaya Renewable Energy Policy, which is on the offing.

This was informed by chief minister Mukul Sangma, who also holds the power portfolio in the state assembly. “It is time that we redesigned our approach,” he said.

There is an urgent need to have a policy on renewable energy which the government is working on and we will soon complete the draft policy, he said. He expressed hope that the policy would facilitate electrification of remote villages through solar plants.

 “With the policy in place, we expect several solar plants to come up in the state. This will not only cater to supplementing the existing power production but will also generate employment opportunity for the people of the state,” he observed.

The CM said the government would soon take steps to identify areas in the state that have potential in biomass for setting up of off-grid plants to supplement the inadequate power supply in the state.

Stressing on awareness on energy conservation, Sangma said, “We have targeted school and college students as best partners to ensure minimal consumption of power.”

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