The plan to set up 25 to 50 kW solar power plants in the state is part of the Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana. Through this, self-employment will be provided to 10 to 15 thousand youths. Urban Development Minister and Government spokesperson Cabinet Minister Madan Kaushik have instructed the concerned officials to prepare a proposal in this regard in a week. This proposal will be placed before the cabinet.
Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik held a meeting with officials of energy, alternative energy, industry, and cooperative banks in the assembly hall on Thursday. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat was present in the meeting. On this occasion, possibilities of alternative energy generation were discussed in 10 hilly districts of the state. Cabinet Minister Kaushik said that this scheme of alternative energy generation is important for self-employment. It will be linked to Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana.
Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat said that there is immense potential for alternative energy in the hill districts of the state. People have plenty of land available, especially in rural areas. On which installing solar energy plants, 10 to 15 thousand rupees can be earned per month. To make this scheme a success, the State Cooperative Bank is willing to give a loan of up to 20 lakhs for 15 years for a project up to 25 kW. This will enable the beneficiaries to repay the bank’s installments easily. This scheme will prove to be a boon for self-employment in the mountainous region.
Principal Secretary Manisha Panwar, Energy Secretary Radhika Jha, Additional Secretary Energy Alok Shekhar Tiwari, Energy Corporation Managing Director BCK Mishra, State Cooperative Bank Managing Director BM Mishra, Chief Project Officer UREDA Arun Kumar Tyagi, Director Industries S.C. Nautiyal, Several officers were present, including Director of Energy Corporation, Operation Atul Kumar Aggarwal, Deputy Director Anupam Dwivedi.