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Shyam Shah Medical College to power by solar project

Shyam Shah Medical College to power by solar project

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The Shyam Shah Medical College will be the first government medical college in Madhya Pradesh to be completely equipped with solar energy.

Following the approval by the state Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa would become the first government medical college in Madhya Pradesh to be completely functioned with solar energy.

The approval came as a gift during the Diwali for the Medical College. The Shyam Shah Medical College is associated with Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

“The officers of Urja Vikas Nigam had already inspected the site after which Public Works Department’s electricity branch was given the responsibility to prepare a proposal,” said a reliable source in an HT report.

News in brief:

The Shyam Shah Medical College will be the first medical college in Madhya Pradesh to be completely equipped with solar energy
A capacity of 3 mega watt solar power plant will be installed
As of now, the college spends Rs 40 lakh per month for 2.5 mega watt electricity
The college administration remarked that the money save would be duly utilised for enhancement of technologies and buying new equipment for the college
Following the approval of Madhya Pradesh Renewable Energy Policy 2016 by the BJP government, people can install solar on rooftop for consumer use. Even the private educational institutes can also enjoy the privilege to install solar panel as the Union Government would provide 30 per cent subsidy for the project
“In case of government medical colleges, agencies would be allotted to install the plant, they will pay the rest of the amount apart from the government subsidy. And they only will maintain the plant further, the college doesn’t need to invest at all”, said Manu Shrivastava, Principal Secretary of renewable energy
“The government will provide 30 per cent subsidy to domestic consumers to install solar panels on rooftops or ground. Government buildings will get a higher 45 per cent subsidy and certain government undertakings will get subsidy of 50 per cent,” added Srivastava.

source-indiatoday

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