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Solar plants to power 76 govt sites

According to reports, the administration had prepared a plan to equip most of the government buildings in the city with solar energy plants by the end of this year. The buildings to be equipped with solar plants include 35 government schools, all the 11 police stations and all the 30 e-sampark centres in the city. The primary aim behind the plan is to help these new government buildings generate their power for consumption.

“We have prepared a full-fledge plan for these above mentioned government buildings to equip them with solar plants. Following this, we would gradually provide more and more government buildings with this facility. We would begin with the installation of solar plants in five schools, and slowly cover the other buildings by December-end,” said Santosh Kumar, director science and technology, Chandigarh administration.

Presently, solar energy plants had been installed at 27 big and small government buildings including Paryavaran Bhawan, Model Burail Jail, office of the deputy commissioner, Government College of Girls Sector 11.

UT adviser K K Sharma at an inaugural speech of National Meet on Solar Cities on Friday had claimed that the administration is fully committed to develop Chandigarh as a Model Solar City and had also shared his experiences while working towards the same. He emphasized before the representatives of various states that renewable energy is the need of the hour and it is high time that other cities which consume power majorly, start producing solar energy.

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