Khattar calls for promotion of solar energy

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Khattar calls for promotion of solar energy

Rohtak, Apr 5 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the use of solar energy should be promoted as it is “economical” and can help maintain ecological and environmental balance.

After laying the foundation stones for two development works and inaugurating as many projects on the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) campus here, he said solar energy can play a vital role in maintaining ecological and environmental balance.

“Use of solar energy should be promoted,” he said describing it as “economical source” of energy.

He inaugurated 1-MW rooftop solar power plant and air- conditioning plant for Dr Mangal Sen Multipurpose Gymnasium Hall, besides laying stones for Deendayal Upadhyay Yuva Udhyan and Deendayal Upadhyay Institute of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development.

The 1-MW rooftop solar power plant is a green energy project which has been set up with the support of the Solar Energy Corporation of India, an official spokesman said here.

The air-conditioning plant for Dr Mangal Sen Multipurpose Gymnasium Hall has been set up at a cost of about Rs 2 crore on the university campus, he said.

The Deendayal Upadhyay Yuva Udhyan and Deendayal Upadhyay Institute of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development would be set up on over 4,350 square meters at a cost of about Rs 5 crore.

The concept of green building would be adopted in the construction of this building, the spokesman said.

Deendayal Upadhyay Yuva Udhyan would be set up over 15 acres at an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore. It would have about two km-long walkway track and green park over five acres.

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