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Tripura tops NE states in the use of solar energy – EQ Mag Pro

Tripura tops NE states in the use of solar energy – EQ Mag Pro


Agartala: Tripura has emerged as one of the best performing states in the country to tap the renewable sources of energy and aggressively motivate the rural and marginalised households to shift from conventional energy uses.

The Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS) has recognised Tripura for installing the highest number of solar irrigation pumps in the northeastern states and achieving the second highest solar power installed capacity. The association will award the state on August 27 in Cochin on the occasion of its 8th foundation day.

Meanwhile, Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) has been selected as the best performing state nodal agency in the northeast. TREDA has already installed a 2KW microgrid power plant in 12 remote hamlets of Tripura, which lit up the villages from September last year and another 68 villages would be soon electrified through solar power, officials said here on Tuesday.

Welcoming the achievement of TREDA, deputy CM holding power and science & technology portfolio, Jishnu Dev Varma, said his government is committed to reducing the dependency on conventional energy sources and complying with the targets of cutting down greenhouse gas emissions set by the Centre as part of climate change mitigation strategy of India.

“Not only Tripura but hundreds of such hamlets in India do not have electricity, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a solar mission,” Dev Varma said.

He said another 500 such remote localities of Tripura have been identified for installing solar microgrids to serve people still living without electricity. The government is embarking on an ambitious project of illuminating markets and roads in remote tribal hamlets also through solar power under Grameen Bazar Alok Jyoti Scheme.

Source: PTI
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network