Published On: Mon, Feb 16th, 2015

State Specific Policies on Renewable Energy need of the Hour, says Union Minister Suresh Prabhu

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s2015021662324New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu has called for more active participation of states in harnessing renewable energy. He was speaking at the session tilted “Showcase of Policy Incentives by States” in the RE-INVEST 2015 in New Delhi. Pointing out that states are drivers of change, Shri Prabhu said that states should make specific laws and policies to become self-sufficient in energy. The Minister said that states which generate more renewable energy should be given more incentives. He said that state wise action plans should be formulated and the potential of each district should be mapped. Centre has taken many proactive steps in the field of renewable energy and now it is the turn of the states to carry it forward. Shri Prabhu also said that now clean energy should be made part for “Swachh Bharat Mission”.

Addressing the session, Sardar Bikram Singh Majithia, Minister for Renewable Energy, Punjab has said “we have to move from ground to rooftop to make solar mission a movement. He said his state is lending full support to the vision of the Prime Minister for making power available round the clock for all.

Madhya Pradesh Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Rajendra Shukla, said that Madhya Pradesh is second to Gujarat in providing uninterrupted power supply.

Shri Satyendar Jain, Minister for Power of Delhi Government shared his Government’s plans of meeting the huge power generation targets in Delhi. He sought advice on solar and bio-mass energy generation.

Moderating the session, Shri R.V. Shahi, former Secretary, Minister of Power, Government of India said that with the influx of power from renewable energy we must look at effective transmission systems.

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