Centre selects Gaya, Bhagalpur under Solar City Scheme

Patna,(BiharTimes): Gaya and Bhagalpur are among the 60 cities of the country selected under the Solar City Scheme of the Union ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). 

These cities are proposed to be developed in such a manner that a major part of their daily energy needs are met by solar power combined with other forms of renewable energy. 

The central government scheme aims at bringing down the dependency on conventional energy systems by enabling urban local governments to address energy challenges at the city-level.

As there is rapid growth in peak energy demand and cities and towns are finding it difficult to cope with the emerging situation the plan is to cut the projected conventional energy demand by 10 per cent at the end of five years.

MNRE will provide financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh to each city and technically assist the urban local bodies to prepare a master plan to assess the current energy situation, future demand and action plans. Various stakeholders of the city would be involved in the planning process.




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