Friday, 30 June 2017 17:11

CM Sarbananda Sonowal asks Assam power deptt to frame policy on solar energy

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the state power department to formulate a comprehensive policy for harnessing solar power to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all villages and towns.

"The state has been receiving proposals from prospective investors for setting up solar power projects, but due to absence of a well laid out policy, the process has hit a roadblock," Sonowal said while chairing a meeting of the power department here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been emphasising on alternative sources of energy and to get success in harnessing the non-conventional sources of energy, solar power has to be tapped to the fullest potential, the chief minister said.

He asked the department to look for ways and means to address the shortfall of electricity requirement through generation of power and also asked to put in place complaint boxes to address grievances of consumers on priority basis.

Expressing concern over reported the deaths in the Guwahati flash flood due to electrocution, Sonowal asked the department to carry out a survey and inspect the status of transformers, wires etc to avert recurrence of such incidents.

Sonowal also took stock of the progress of work related to Deendayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti scheme and asked the Additional Chief Secretary and other senior officials to plug all loopholes including slackness of contractors in illuminating all un-electrified villages on war footing.

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  • News Section: Policy & Regulations
  • Month: June
  • Year: 2017
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