Government to make new policies on renewable energy: Modi

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Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi recently said that the government was ready to make new policies with focus on solar, bio-mass and hydro power reports the Times of India. “The ITIs can be roped in for providing training and skills needed for renewable energy projects,” he said.

Modi, while attending a business meeting on renewable energy here, said that the government was willing to take suggestions from the renewable energy experts and make changes in its policy, if required. He appreciated the efforts taken by Greenpeace India in this direction.

Greenpeace India organised a business meeting on renewable energy here to discuss the demand for a strong solar policy with mandatory targets for renewable energy (RE) purchase.

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Modi also said that there were lots of potential in renewable energy sector in the state. He also said that he would talk to banks for make a hassle free system for granting loan to budding entrepreneurs.

Energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said, “We need to look for solutions to provide technical support and after-sale service for success of RE projects.”

Yadav said that the government has already identified five districts for setting up solar water plants in which the Centre’s share would be 50 per  cent of the total amount while the state government would contribute the 40 percent. The remaining 10 percent would be given by the farmer.

The minister also said that there is lots of potential in husk power system instead of solar based energy. The geographical scenario is fit for power through husk in the state.

The main purpose of this meeting was to get the renewable energy sector and the government on the same platform to discuss the challenges in the investment towards renewable energy in the state.

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