Government Solar Rooftop Panel Scheme Getting Bad Response

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The plan to set up a roof-to-power solar power plant of 10 kilowatt capacity on the roof of the house went into the freezer in the absence of publicity. Only one application was found in two years. Now, this scheme has been reduced to paper.

Kreda made solar power scheme to promote renewable energy in the district. Under this, there was a solar panel on the roof of the house in rural and urban areas. Surprisingly, the benefits of this scheme are available to the people when it was propagated by the KARDA. According to information received from Kreda, the survey is done after taking applications from the people under this scheme. Consumption information will be taken after looking at the electricity bill. After this, it was decided that the solar panel is to be used to produce the unit. Under this scheme, there was a provision to grant a subsidy to beneficiaries.

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The Kreda officers say that the main objective of this scheme was to illuminate the rural areas. By making this solar panel the common man could earn money every month. The panel of 10 kW was produced from 50 units per day. Whereas, a normal family consumes only 5 to 7 units per day. In such a situation, 43 units of electricity would be saved daily, which was being planned to be taken by the electricity company at Rs 7. There was a device to be installed, in which the electric power from the solar panel to the electricity department was also calculated and the landlord would also have the advantage. There was a ceiling of about 60 sq. meters to install this unit. Power from the solar energy panel was to reach remote areas, but only a few villages got the benefit. In the government buildings, only the solar power panel is in the collectorate. The KRDA official says that people did not get the applications under this scheme. There is a similar situation in the entire state.

Free solar lamps also did not get the benefit. The plan was also made to provide free solar lamps to students from class IV to class 12. Its main objective is that the villages of the villages where electricity goes off, they can study through the lamp, but this scheme has remained limited to the papers only. Children have not yet got free solar lamps. As the government changes in the state, the scheme has also gone in cold storage.

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