The roofs of the buildings of the State-held Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation are set to tap solar energy as the State Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a proposal to install roof-top solar units with a total capacity of 68 MW on these buildings. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister T.B. Jayachandra said the solar units would be installed under the public-private-partnership model. The main intention was to put the roofs of these buildings to good use.
Escoms to buy power – Though the corporation had proposed to install solar units with a total capacity of 162 MW, the Cabinet gave its nod for only 68-MW capacity as it did not consider the buildings which were being constructed, the Minister said. The green energy tapped by these units would be procured by the Escoms concerned at a rate of Rs. 9.56 a unit.
The Cabinet also decided to fortify iodised salt being supplied under the public distribution system with iron contents.
Toilet kit for students
The Cabinet also cleared a proposal to supply toilet kit and hair oil along with notebooks to students in various hostels being run by the Social Welfare Department and residential schools of the government at a total cost of Rs. 8.23 crore.