Ni­tish stresses on so­lar power gen­er­a­tion, re­views ed­u­ca­tion scheme im­ple­men­ta­tion

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - Region - Avi­jit Biswas avi­[email protected]

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.

SUB­HASH/HT PHOTO

■ Chief min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar re­view­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of Un­nayan pro­gramme, at TRPS School in Kak­wara, Banka, on Fri­day.

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