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Govt. sanctions Rs 15.26 cr for installing SPV power units in Meghalaya

SHILLONG: With an aim to achieve parity with grid power tariff by 2022, the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has sanctioned Rs 15.26 crore for installing SPV (Solar Photovoltaic) power units in several government buildings in the Meghalaya, said State Power Minister Zenith Sangma.

 

The amount was sanctioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission which aimed at development through deployment of solar energy technologies in the country.

 

The buildings included Meghalaya Assembly, state secretariat and offices of seven district deputy commissioners, he said.

 

Around 137 out of 158 remote villages had been electrified by SPV home lighting system with integration of SPV street lighting system and SPV power packs, Sangma informed assembly.

 

According to the him 106 un-electrified villages in 11 districts were proposed to be taken up within this financial year under this program.

 

He further added that state electricity regulatory commission had approved purchase of 2222 million units of power for 2013-14 from state-owned Meghalaya Power Generation Corporation Ltd and outside sources.