Nitish stresses on solar power generation, reviews education scheme implementation
CM SAID MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TRAINING IN FISHERIES, WITH AN OBJECTIVE THAT THE STATE MADE IT BIG IN FISH PRODUCTION
BHAGALPUR:Chief minister Nitish Kumar said that in coming days, there would be more thrust on solar power generation in the state, considering the rapid depletion of underground coal reserves. Following the inspection of a 25 megawatt (MW) capacity solar power plant in Sonari village of adjoining Banka district today, the CM said the state would go for more solar power generation.
The CM said that increased dependence on solar power would be also useful in preventing environmental degradation. Kumar asked officials to explore if fish culture activity could be undertaken by digging ponds in solar plant lands.
He said that many people have been provided training in fisheries, with an objective that the state could make it big in fish production. Utilising of land allocated for solar power plants to develop fisheries would help boost fish production, he added.
Kumar said a solar power plant having capacity of generating one MW power could be built on a five-acre land. Solar based power plants could now be commissioned at lesser costs compared to earlier, he informed. The CM said in 2015, his government decided to focus more on solar power generation and work was initiated for implementing the decision from 2016.
The CM also visited TRPS school at Kakwara to see the implementation of the Banka Unnayan programme, an initiative to ensure quality education for all.
The programme is designed and developed by the district administration team.
The programme brings together more than 10,000 learners and connects them via a mobile app, in a big virtual classroom. The CM said the implementation of the programme in an Unnayan smart class at the school, and suggested measures that could further increase effectiveness of the programme.
It would be implemented in other districts, Kumar said. The programme has potential to improve quality of education in Banka if implemented sincerely for a year, he said. Education minister Krishna Nandan Verma, Banka MLA and state revenue minister Ramnarayan Mandal were present.
■ Chief minister Nitish Kumar reviewing implementation of Unnayan programme, at TRPS School in Kakwara, Banka, on Friday.