Haryana earmarks Rs 12 cr for renewable energy

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Chandigarh, Oct 31 (UNI) With a view to saving energy in a big way, the Haryana government has earmarked a sum of Rs 12 crore for renewable energy programmes during the current financial year.

This was stated by Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan here today.

Mr Chander Mohan said Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had directed the Renewable Energy Department that schemes be implemented in the state to save the maximum power in the state so that the power problem could be solved.

He said under energy conservation programme all the tube lights and ordinary bulbs would be replaced by the Energy Efficient Tube Lights and CFLS in the government offices at Chandigarh and Panchkula by November 1 and in all other government offices in the state government by January 1.

The Deputy Chief Minister said Renewable Energy Department had also fixed the rating system of stars while purchasing the air conditioners for the government offices so that maximum power could be saved. He said efforts were also being made to procure energy saving fans in the state.

He said the use of of solar water heating system had also been made mandatory for the government buildings in the state and the plots measuring 500 sq yards and above.

He said the department had also initiated a scheme under which solar heating system would be installed in the Shishu Niketan, Working Women Hostels, Orphanages, Oldage Homes and Institutes working for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes.

UNI

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