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Haryana govt to set up Renewable Energy Clubs

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Sep 17 (UNI) The Haryana government has decided to set up Renewable Energy Clubs in nine engineering colleges in the state to create awareness about new and renewable energy sources among the students.

While stating this here today, Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said that these clubs would organise seminars, workshops, lecturers, quiz and competitions in slogan and essay writing and poster making on renewable energy for students. The Central Government has provided a grant of Rs 2.25 lakh to set up these clubs.

He said a state level Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park was being set up in Gurgaon at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore to create awareness among the people about renewable energy devices and technologies through demonstration of working models. A financial assistance of over Rs 72.66 lakh would be provided by the Central Government for the project.

He said there was a plan to set up six more district level energy parks at Faridabad, Kaithal, Bhiwani, Gurgaon, Rohtak and Jind at a cost of Rs 40 lakh during the current year. As many as 13 such energy parks have already been set up.

He said that the state government had also forwarded to the Central Government a project to set up a Renewable Energy Training Institute at Maharishi Dayanand University campus in Rohtak at a cost of Rs 10 crore, for approval.


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