PUDUCHERRY, Sept 12:
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that setting up of solar power plants, rainwater harvesting systems and greenery in all the buildings should be made mandatory.
Dedicating a 1.5 MW Solar Power Plant at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) here, Mr Naidu said to ensure this, a building bylaw has to be adopted.
He said with the recent landmark of 100 MW of installed renewable energy capacity, India is moving fast to become a global leader in energy transpiration, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose mantras of ‘reform, perform and transform’ worked.
The solar power plant set up in Jipmer, is the largest hospital based roof top solar plant in the country and to continue this, momentum of energy transition root of solar power plants should be there in all buildings in the country.
We must have solar power plants in all the Universities, Industries and atop every government building and this should be made mandatory, he said. The Vice President said the Central Government, State Governments, Municipalities and Local Bodies should come together and work as a team to bring more awareness amongst the people of the country for setting up solar power plants on their roof tops.
Massive campaign be undertaken and the subsidy and incentive programme of the government be widely publicised, so that more and more people come forward to set up solar panel on their rooftops, he added. Mr Naidu said people must understand that though, they spent little initially, they could have a saving in their electricity expenditure.
He said that we have been fighting an unprecedented pandemic in the last two years with a wide range of impact on the society.
Several Institutions, including Jipmer, rose to the occasion and took the challenge head on and added that ventilation, air circulation and adequate sunlight, the gift of nature, were also critical in maintaining our health.
Our ancestors understood the importance of fresh air and sunlight and this reflected in their planning and construction of houses. Unfortunately, this is not part of our architecture now, the Vice President asserted.
Lt.Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Chief Minister N Rangaswamy, Assembly Speaker R Selvam are among others who attended the function. (UNI)
PUDUCHERRY, Sept 12: