– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: The world famous Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha will soon get solar power. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken up the Complete Solarisation of Konark sun temple and Konark town.
Speaking about the Scheme, R. K. Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for power and New & Renewable Energy said here on Wednesday that the government had launched the Scheme with an objective to develop the historical Sun temple town as ‘Surya Nagri’. “This is to convey a message of synergy between the modern use of solar energy and the ancient Sun Temple and the importance of promoting solar energy” he said.
The Scheme envisages setting up of 10 MW grid connected solar project and various solar off-grid applications like solar trees, solar drinking water kiosks, off-grid solar power plants with battery storage etc with a 100% Central Financial Assistance (CFA) support of around Rs. 25 Crores from Government of India through Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE). Implementation of this Project will be done by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA).
The Scheme will meet all the energy requirements of Konark town with solar energy., the minister said.