Casual approach failed J & K ‘s target of generating 7500 MW solar power

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have failed to achieve the target of generating 7,500 mw solar power even after five years of signing a MoU with the Union Government In March 2014.

Under the MoU, solar projects of the capacity of 5,000 MW in Ladakh and 2,500 mw in Kargil, possessing tremendous potential for new and renewable energy, was to be taken up for implementation.

For the implementation of 7,500 mw solar power projects the then NC-Congress government signed the MoU with the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) but on ground, nothing has been done so far, reports Tribune.

Setting up of solar panels in all technical institutes across J&K was also part of MoU.

The then Power Minister of the erstwhile state of J&K, Vikar Rasool Wani after signing the MoU in announced that within a year’s time solar power plants would be set up in all ITIs of J&K, however , this has not taken shape yet.

Speaking to publication sources on condition of anonymity said that at the helm of affairs had adopted a casual approach.

The erstwhile state of J&K, comprising Ladakh, had solar power potential of 111.05 gw and it was the second highest in the country after Rajasthan, which has the solar energy potential of 142 gw