Maharashtra Power Minister Chandrashekhar Bavankule told the Legislative Assembly that his department would try to bring the entire state under solar power.
The minister was speaking after the total demands of Rs 8,240 crore for power ministry were passed in the House.
“Of the total sanctioned amount, Rs 7000 crore is for farmers and the powerloom subsidy,” he said. (Read Interview with Dr. Gundu Sabde, Founder & CMD, RelyOn Solar Pvt. Ltd.)
The minister said the department was trying to bring the entire state under solar power.
“In the first phase, we are trying to bring Anganwadis, Zilla Parishad schools, and Water Lift Irrigation schemes under solar power,” he said. (Read Interview with Rohit Kumar, Head of Indian Subcontinent, REC (India) Pvt. Ltd.)