The Haryana government has decided to encourage use of solar power and other alternative sources and has issued the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (Rooftop Solar Grid Interactive System based on Net Metering) Regulations, 2014
In a bid to ensure that there are no power cuts during examinations, the minister for energy G Jagadish Reddy has said that the government would provide solar lamps free of cost to SSC students as an alternative measure.
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is working on a project to light up 28 major parks and gardens through solar panels which can reduce electricity bills and 50 solar poles have been already installed at Deshapriya Park.
In an effort to curb air pollution and promote the use of solar power, the authorities of the Haldwani sub-jail are in talks with UREDA (Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Authority) to install solar panels and solar cookers on priority basis.
The Telangana government has cancelled the tenders for installation of solar pump sets to energise agricultural connections up to 500 MW after detecting irregularities in the selection of the lowest bidder.