Saturday, December 19, 2009

Use of Renewable Energy at Pilgrim Places

The Government is promoting the use of solar and other renewable energy sources throughout the country. Solar steam cooking system for cooking food for 15,000 people per day at Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh and for 20,000 people per day at Shri Sai Baba Sansthan have already been installed with support from MNRE. The Ministry has recently introduced a scheme under Special Area Demonstration Programme aimed at demonstration of various Renewable Energy Systems/ devices at places of national and international importance including tourist and religious places such as Vaishnodevi shrine, Tirupati Temple, Ajmer Sharif, Sai Baba temple complex, Shirdi etc. A support of upto Rs. 50 lakhs is available for such religious sites.

This information was given by Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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