‘Solar City’ Plans Finalised
- Mysore City Corporation has designed a mega project to turn Mysore into a ‘solar city’. In the annual budget 2014-15, nearly 4 crore rupees has been sanctioned to cut down the dependence of the city on conventional energy sources.
- The city corporation targets to reduce the need of conventional energy by 10% within the next 5 years. Since, there is huge increase in the energy consumption, this target may appear impossible at first, but the corporation is quite optimistic about achieving their target.
- The programme mainly focuses on the installing the solar street lights, and setting up the biogas plants in different parts of the city.
- The solar energy produced by this plant will be used to meet the power needs of main corporation buildings, each MCC zonal offices, Kuppana Park, Cheluvamba Park and other important buildings of Mysore Urban Development Authority.
- They are looking forward to get funds from Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The Ministry has already started promoting this concept in 61 selective cities of the country. As of now, 31 cities have received sanctions for the project, and Hubli-Dharwar and Mysore are amongst them.
- Jawarharlal Nehru National Solar Mission