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PTI kolkata India
Updated: 05-12-2018 18:18 IST

The West Bengal government will

bring 1000 more educational institutions under solar

electrification programme in near future, state minister

Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay has said.

Ehergy efficient solar panels have already been set up

on roof tops of 1200 educational institutions, said

Chattopadhyay, Power and Non-Conventional Energy Resources

minister.

"These 1200 panels are producing 5 kilowatt to 20 kw

electricity. Such solar panels will now be installed in 1000

more educational institutions within a year," Chattopadhyay

told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here Tuesday.

A total of 21 megawatt power is now being produced via

solar panels for use of those educational institutions, he

said.

Chattopadhyay said his department was also setting up

two pumped storage projects of 1000 mw 900 mw, harnessing

hydel power, in different parts of Ayodhya Hills in Purulia

district.

When the Mamata Banerjee government came to power in

2011, there were only 85 lakh households using

non-conventional electricity, which has now reached 1.85

crore, he said.

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COUNTRY : India

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