A feasibility study is also being carried out for the installation of solar power plants on canal tops and canal banks.
    
While stating this here on Saturday, a spokesman of the Haryana
Renewable Energy Department (HAREDA) said that in order to generate solar power, 50 Mw solar power projects would be installed in 2015-16.
    
Apart from this, the department would also install 5 Mw solar power plants which were sanctioned by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in 2014-15.
    
He said HAREDA would promote setting up of institutional biogas plants in the 'goshalas' (cow sheds) and dairies where sufficient cow dung is available.
    
He said to encourage panchayat participation towards implementation of various types of renewable energy and rural energy programme and to involve them in implementation and monitoring of these programmes in their villages, the department is providing incentives to the gram panchayats in the form of district level and state level awards.
    
At district level, two awards of Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 and at state level first, second and third awards of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 4 lakh and Rs 3 lakh respectively were being provided.
    
During the 2015-16, these awards would be provided to the panchayats who have done commendable work in 2014-15 for which total award money of Rs 25 lakh would be provided.

 

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