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JK officials to study solar power policies of various states
2/21/2019 10:45:12 PM

Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Feb 21: Despite Jammu and Kashmir having second highest potential of solar power, the government has now decided to send teams to various states and study solar power policies there.
This shows the non-seriousness of the authorities as they have failed to generate solar power in the state despite having second largest potential in the country. As per the study conducted by the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), J&K has a solar power potential of 111.05 GWp, the second highest in India after Rajasthan that has the potential 142 GWp. Despite that least efforts have been made by the government to harness solar polar in J&K which could have taken out state from the power crisis and lessen the burden on the state exchequer as the state has to purchase electricity Rs 5000 to 6000 crore annually.
Now government has decided to send team to visit the states like Madhya Pradesh and other states with progressive solar power policies.
"The teams will visit such states and study the solar power policies and its implementation so that necessary amendments can be taken up by the concerned authorities to speed up the adoption of solar power in the state," a source said, as having decided in a meeting. The source said that decision in this regard was taken recently.
J&K according to official sources has failed to harness solar power to meet the state power requirement and is far behind than other states where the potential is less than 60 GWp. The Centre had initiated solar power plant programmes to provide solar power in far-flung areas but the state government has failed to bear positive results from these programmes to make the state self-sufficient in power generation.
Sources said the Centre has sanctioned several solar power projects to J&K but there has been no headway in implementing these programmes. India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in 2010 and set an ambitious target of installing 10,000MW of solar power by 2017 and 20,000MW by 2022.
The Union Government under this mission was to establish solar photovoltaic plants in many government institutions to provide hassle-free electricity with zero emission in the state. Under this scheme, two major projects with the potential of generating 7500 Mega Watts of solar power plant were also sanctioned for Leh and Kargil districts.
"The annual average solar energy in Leh is 5530 Whr/m2/day, Karil 5390 Whr/m2/day. But government has failed to tap the solar power potential in these places," a senior official said. Due to heavy snowfall Ladakh region remains cut off from rest of the country for at least six months. Even it remains off the national power grid as lying of transmission line becomes difficult through giant Himalayan mountains.
For decades people of Ladakh have been using diesel generators for lighting and kerosene and firewood for water-heating and cooking while provision of LPG and electricity is insufficient.
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