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Zilla Parishad schools in Osmanabad district to go solar

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The state is on the way to provide sustainable and safe electric supply to every resident by the year 2030, state power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said on Thursday.

Bawankule was speaking at launch of a pilot project to provide solar electricity to all Zilla Parishad schools in Osmanabad district so that these schools could facilitate digital learning through assured power supply. The minister assured all help to Osmanabad Zilla Parishad which has taken an initiative to tap non-conventional energy in a big way. The power minister also announced plans to use solar pumps for tap-water supply schemes.

Addressing the media at the Osmanabad guesthouse after a review meeting attended by elected representatives, Bawankule said the waiting list for agriculture power pumps in the district was reduced within a year from 16000 to 4000 which would be cleared soon. Besides that, 500 agricultural pumps run on solar power would be provided soon in the district, he said.

"The state has been among the first to put in place a policy for use of subsidized solar power and as a result there has been good response to schemes for grid-integrated rooftop solar power generators from households to hospitals and corporates. For decades farmers of Vidarbha and Marathwada doing dryland rain-fed farming had suffered as they had to wait for years to get connections for agriculture pumps. The BJP government has done significant work in clearing the wait lists," Bawankhule said.

Addressing officials of MSEDCL, the minister issued firm directives to hold monthly meetings of consumers in order to resolve their grievances. He also asked them to identify electrical accident spots and take immediate corrective actions. The minister urged elected representatives to monitor quality of electricity supply improvement work being done in the district.

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  • News Section: Solar Energy News
  • Month: June
  • Year: 2017
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