Chief Minister Pema Khandu today inaugurated the 1-MWp grid connected solar photovoltaic power plant here at Itanagar Energy Awareness Park in presence of Power Minister Tamiya Taga and APEDA Chairman Wanglam Sawin.
Stated to be the largest solar power plant in the state, it is built at the cost of Rs 8.50 crore by APEDA with incentive grant under 13th finance commission.
The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of APEDA in making use of solar power to generate energy and in feeding power to the grid, which will cut down energy costs.
He said, “As the world grapples with global warming, the use of renewable sources of energy is the best way to prevent it” and emphasized on activities, which are environment friendly.
He said under the able leadership of PM Modi, the country is looking towards green energy and slowly phasing out use of non-renewable sources of energy.
He encouraged the govt departments on use of solar power and assured support of the state government in initiatives that are environment friendly.
In an another function Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the office building of the department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs (DoKA) here at Buddhist Gompa premises.
Present on the occasion were Speaker TN Thongdok, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, DoKA Chairman Jambey Wangdi, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal and other dignitaries.
The Chief Minister later inspected the facilities of the office building.