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Explore installation of solar panels along rivers: LG to S&T Department

May 7, 2024

SRINAGAR, MAY 07: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired a review meeting of the Science and Technology Department.

The meeting was attended by Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Santosh D Vaidya, Principal Secretary, Finance Department; Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner/Secretary, Science & Technology Department and senior officers of NHPC, Central and UT Government.

The Lt Governor discussed important matters related to the functioning of the Jammu Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) and Jammu Kashmir Science Technology & Innovation Council (JKST&IC).

He took stock of the key solar power projects and schemes including Rooftop Solarization of Government and Residential buildings, Solar Power Plants installed under Smart City Project, and Floating Solar Power Plants.

The Lt Governor impressed upon NHPC to solarize all Government buildings within their mandate and instructed the Science & Technology Department to collaborate with NHPC and identify buildings for solarization.

He further directed the officials to explore the installation of solar panels along canals, riverbanks, and other water bodies, besides proper maintenance and timely replacement of street lights.

The meeting also discussed various other issues related to the development of solar energy, Sub Regional Science Centre-Srinagar, Industrial Bio-Technology Park, and IEC Activities under the Science and Technology field.

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