Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa said that plans are afoot to provide solar power in all government offices in a phased manner. Addressing a function after inaugurating Rs.3 Crore AP Pollution Control Board office in Ramanaiahpet and also the 50 KV Solar Power Plant installed at a cost of Rs. 40 lakh today, he claimed that Andhra Pradesh stood as a role model for all states by bringing bout revolutionary reforms in energy sector.
He said that 24 hours power supply was being provided for domestic consumers and nine hours supply to agriculture in the state. Stating that the state government was committed for power generation tapping solar and wind energy, he said said the usage of solar power in all government offices in the smart city of Kakinada would be encouraged. `Private individuals also would encourage for setting up of solar power plants by extending the subsidy. The 50KV solar power plant in Pollution control Board would generate 200 units of solar power of which 150 units would be earmarked for its office usage and the other 50 units for supply to the power grid’ he added.