Recently, Haryana launched a new program called ‘Manohar Jyoti’. This was launched mainly to set up 1 lakh of solar system lighting in the whole state.
One of the members from the department has revealed that this new program is planned to be launched by RED (Renewable Energy Department) of Haryana. As of now, to set up 21,000 solar lightings, which are considered to be the first phase, the Union minister of both Renewable and New Energy has authorized to release Rs. 23.65 crores. He further added that the whole event will be executed in this year by Swarna Jayanti Year of the State.
As revealed by the spokesman, the Union Ministry had officially agreed to offer financial support of Rs.45.89 crore for 3050 solar pumps only to the farmers. All they have to do is just pay only ten percent of the amount to install the power pumps at their place. The rest of the amount will be shared between the central government and the state government. The government of Haryana has given a subsidy of 90% mainly to promote solar water pumps.
To boost the level of green energy during the last year, at the summit “Haryana Global Investors”, which was conducted at Gururgram, Manohar Lal Khattar (Chief Minister) had released the policy of solar power. He also added that during the event, the policy documents were signed by 42 investors as an acceptance of releasing Rs.927.13 crore for the field’s solar energy. In addition, during the Haryana’s Pravasi Divas, the agreement letter was signed by another investor for the release of Rs. 3,000 crore for the same field.
The government of the state has now made it compulsory to fix the solar plants in all kinds of buildings. Haryana state is also honored because of installation of rooftop solar plants by the New and Renewable Energy of Ministry. The spokesman also cleared that they have banned all kinds of purchase of sodium vapor lights from all the sectors like government, autonomous bodies or any government sector.
He also said that ECBC (Energy Conservation Building Code) has been made compulsory in all commercial buildings and another market place of several groups, which have a connected weight of 100 kilowatts capacity or greater than contract demand of 120 Kilowatt.
Last year in the month of March 2016, Manohar Lal Khattar Chief Minister of Haryana launched a new scheme called Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) at a function, which was held in New Delhi. The Minister of power and coal, Shri Piyush Goyal had also attended the event.