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After Khadi, Uttar Pradesh to replicate solar energy model of Gujarat

UP targetting 10,700 megawatt of solar energy in 4-5 years

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Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
After replicating the Gujarat model to boost the Khadi and Village Industries in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government is working towards adopting the Gujarat model for harnessing solar energy by installing solar panels over the vast network of irrigation canals in the state.

The UP additional energy resources department is discussing the feasibility of the proposal with the irrigation department, which owns and maintains these canal assets. The state has a vast network of nearly 75,000 km long major and minor canal systems crisscrossing 75 districts. These canals have ample open spaces both above and flanking them for installing panels

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 4:36 PM IST

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