UP govt identifies alternate energy as panacea to power problems

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Bareilly, Sep 8 (UNI) With a view to tackling power shortage in the state, Uttar Pradesh government is focusing on alternate energy sources and has announced to set up two solar plants by next year.

UP alternate energy minister (independent) Akbar Hussain today told UNI that two solar plants with capacity of 10 MW will be established in the state next year.

About Rs 100 crore would be invested in the project, he added.

The government is concentrating over the alternate energy sources to generate power at cheaper rate, Mr Hussain said adding that kerosene worth Rs 66,000 crore had been distributed, if the same would be invested in alternate energy power problems would not only be soughted at the urban areas, but the people of rural segment would also get their share of energy.


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