Gujarat plans to generate 30,000 megawatt of renewable energy by 2022 and hence the state government is coming up with several reforms and initiatives in the renewable energy sector, energy minister Saurabh Patel said.
The central government aims at generating 1.75 lakh megawatt of renewable energy, Patel said at national management convention organized by Bharuch District Management Association on Friday. Under the state government’s solar rooftop policy, about two lakh houses will have solar power by March 2020 and their number would be eight lakhs by 2022. The recent policy for MSME sector will benefit entrepreneurs, the minister said.
Despite criticism, we took the decision to close down two government-owned thermal power plants as their operational cost was very high. The gas-based power plants of around 4,000 megawatts are facing a serious crisis, Patel said.
On water front, he said Gujarat was the only state to have an efficient water management system. Many far-flung villages are getting tap water today thanks to Sardar Sarovar Dam. Read More
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