MP Ladakh inaugurates Solar Power Plants at Kanoor

Excelsior Correspondent
KARGIL, Nov 20: Member Parliament (MP) Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal today said that the realization of PM Narendra Modi’s dream to make Ladakh Carbon neutral has been started from Kanoor village of Kargil which is the first renewable village in Ladakh.
The MP stated this while inaugurating the 12 Solar Roof Top 5 KW Power Plants in different hamlets of Kanoor village.
The Solar Power Plants have been funded and provided by the former Chairman J&K Legislative Council and MLC Kargil Haji Anayat Ali from his CDF and implemented by Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA).
Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chandan, former Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, BDC Chairperson TSG Haji Tahir, Project Director KREDA Kacho Ahmad Khan, Sarpanchs, Panchs and the locals were present on the occasion.
Expressing gratitude to Haji Anayat Ali for such a visionary step and the role of KREDA in promoting Renewable Energy in Ladakh, the MP stated that this is an exemplary step for the whole country.
The MP said that the Government is working towards the establishment of a PSU for Ladakh on the pattern of LREDA and KREDA and all the projects will be routed through the PSU so that more employment avenues can be generated while adding other avenues are also being explored in the field of renewable energy.
Referring to MODI Scheme, MP JTN said that for a sustainable development of Ladakh, focus on agriculture and allied sectors is the prime motive of the Government and both Kargil and Leh will benefit as Government has sanctioned Rs 250 crores for each district under the scheme.
The MP said that KREDA is not only catering to the renewable energy needs of the people of Kargil but also Leh, which is highly appreciable.
Underlining the potential of solar energy as a clean and pollution free source of energy, MP Ladakh said that it will be the prime source of energy for electricity generation in the times to come and Government has been taking adequate measures in harnessing the solar energy to make Ladakh carbon neutral.
Pertinently, in the 200 household village of Kanoor, KREDA has installed 22 Poly Carbonate Green Houses, 18 Solar Water Heaters and are further planning to provide benefit to the villagers from other schemes to fulfill the demand of renewable village.