According to reports, appreciating the ongoing development work in the state, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that a new India was taking shape in the newly-formed Chhattisgarh and the Centre would extend all “possible support” on renewable energy projects. “A new India is taking shape in the newly-formed state,” Abdullah said while inaugurating the 1 MW solar plant at the new Mantralaya building in Raipur.
The minister also said, “I will extend every possible support to Chief Minister (Raman Singh) for setting up power plants based on solar energy, wind energy and geo-thermal energy in the state”. He suggested to promote the drip irrigation method through solar energy as such an experiment had borne positive results in states like Punjab.
The solar plant built at a cost of Rs 8 crore was set up by Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and Chhattisgarh Renewable Development Agency (CREDA). Meanwhile, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing another solar plant at new Mantralaya was inked between NRDA and CREDA on Friday.