May 29, 2012 admin


Chandigarh, May 29:Punjab Revenue and Non Conventional Energy Minister Mr. Bikram Singh

Majithia today wrote a letter to Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Parkash Singh Badal,

urging him to issue his directive to all Government departments regarding the

implementation of Solar Water Heating System across the state.

Disclosing this here today, Mr. Majithia said that Union Government was

providing 30 percent subsidy to install any solar water heating system under the Jawahar

Lal Nehru National Solar Mission. He said that electricity up to 15 thousand units in a

year would be saved by a solar water heating system having capacity of 1000 litres. He

said that keeping its utility in view, it has already been made mandatory to install solar

water heating system on every 500 yards house, Schools, Colleges, Technical institutions,

universities, Tourist complexes, Industries, Hotels, Motels, Hostels, Hospitals, Nursing

homes, Jails, Canteens and all Government buildings by the Department of Non

Conventional Energy. He said that notification has also been issued in this regard by the

Government of Punjab. He expressed concern that till date many Departments have not

made required changes in this regard.

Mr. Majithia suggested that it should be made necessary that while making the

building plan concerned department should ensure the installation of solar water heating

system. He said that Local bodies department should provide the electricity, water and

sewerage connection only after countercheck the installation of solar water heating

system. Besides that similar procedure should also be adopted by the Public works

department regarding the government buildings, said Mr. Majithia.

Mr. Majithia urged the chief minister to issue strict orders for the effective

implementation of the directive in both letter and spirit so that the much needed and

expensive electricity could be saved in the larger public interest.

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