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‘Science & Tech Dept to develop renewable sources of energy’

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Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, today chaired a meeting to review the development of renewable sources of energy in Jammu and Kashmir.

Administrative Secretaries of departments of Power Development, Science & Technology, General Administration, and Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs participated in the meeting.

The Chief Secretary emphasized on the need to lay special attention on the development of biomass energy which has a huge potential in Jammu and Kashmir. The Science & Technology Department was asked to organize a workshop on development of biomass energy in consultation with reputed domain experts.

The Chief Secretary further observed that the solar and wind energy potential has to be fully utilized by deploying the latest technology in the field. Dr. Mehta entrusted the Science & Technology Department to develop roof top photovoltaic solar projects in the two Secretariats as a pilot project and undertake net metering thereof to evaluate the energy efficiency of these projects.

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