First 2 MW solar power plant of Uttar Pradesh switched on

11 May 2012 by

THE TIMES OF INDIA - The state got its first megawatt-capacity solar power plant operational on Thursday. Situated in village Sandauli of Barabanki, the 2 MW project was inaugurated by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the state government would promote the non-conventional source of energy. "The state budget will have provisions that will cater to the sector in all possible ways," said Akhilesh.

The power sector, the CM said, continues to face a crunch, despite all claims. "We still have villages which were though electrified long back, but never got power," he said. The installation of a solar power plant marks a new beginning for the state, he added.


Read full article online