With Approval Of Proposals Worth Rs 7500 Crore, UP Set To Become Solar Energy Hub

With Approval Of Proposals Worth Rs 7500 Crore, UP Set To Become Solar Energy Hub

Lucknow, April 9 (TNA) Taking the opportunity in the solar energy sector seriously, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has so far approved 1535 MW projects in the state at a cost of Rs. 7500 crores, an official said on Thursday.

These projects, when implemented fully, will bring a sea change in the field of power generation in the state and make the state a hub of Solar Energy. The Yogi government plans to increase power generation in the state through solar energy as well as to connect the youth with employment through these projects.

Under the new solar policy, projects worth 1535 MW are underway even as there are 24 solar power projects of 420 MW capacity are already functional increasing the Solar power generation in the state to 749 MW.

In order to give a boost to the solar power sector , the State Government has given a cent percent exemption in stamp duty on solar power unit installation in the Solar Energy Policy.

The State Government has been continuously campaigning for installation and promotion of solar energy plants in the government and non-government sector, the spokesman said.

As many as 225 MW solar rooftops have been installed in the state. Under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Solar Street Light Scheme, 25304 solar street lights have been installed in rural markets while 13791 Solar Street Lights are installed in the selected revenue villages under the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Rural Development Scheme.

In addition to this, the affordable and accessible irrigation resources have been provided to the farmers by installing 18823 solar pumps in the state. The private investment worth Rs 2480 crore has also been invited under the Solar Energy Enterprise Promotion Policy. Along with this, Solar power generating units of 180 MW capacity worth Rs 720 crore have been installed in the various regions of the state.

According to an official spokesman, the 'Energy Conservation Building Code 2018' has been implemented to save energy in commercial buildings. Poor, rural families have been provided solar lights by installing 1.80 lakh solar power pack plants in their homes. So far, 3400 solar RO water plants have been installed in primary schools of the state.

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