Bengal govt promotes solar power & other sources of renewable energy: Mamata Banerjee


Bengal govt promotes solar power & other sources of renewable energy: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the occasion of National Renewable Energy Day, today said, the Bengal government is drawing up major schemes for the promotion of solar power & other sources of renewable energy like tidal power in the state.

“Today is #NationalRenewableEnergyDay. #Bangla Govt is drawing up major schemes for the promotion of solar power & other sources of renewable energy like tidal power in the state,” Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page.

“Under the ‘Aloshree’ scheme in #Bangla, roofs of all government offices & schools are being fitted with solar panels,” she added. The National Renewable Energy Day, also called Akshay Urja diwas, is an awareness campaign about the developments of renewable energy in India, celebrated on August 20 every year since 2004.

The Union Ministry for New & Renewable Energy sources initiated Akshay Urja Day (Diwas) in 2004. The first function was organised at New Delhi in 2004 and 2005 followed repeated in Nagpur in 2006 and at Hyderabad in 2007 and Panchkula, Haryana in 2008. Read more

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