Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath government is going to make Uttar Pradesh the biggest hub of solar energy. Under the new solar power policy, the government has accepted a proposal of Rs 7500 crore for 1535 MW. The target has been set to complete it by the year 2022. Official sources said on Sunday that the government has also taken rapid steps towards the production of solar energy. 24 solar power projects of 420 MW capacity have been started in the state. After which the solar power generation has increased to 1140 MW. With the efforts of the government, solar rooftops of 225 MW capacity have been installed in the state.
He said that due to the efforts of CM Yogi, now the markets and roads in the villages are lit up with solar street lights. With the help of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Solar Street Light Scheme, solar street lights have been installed in 25569 markets. Apart from this, work has been done to install 13791 solar street light plants in selected revenue villages under Mukhyamantri Samagra Gram Vikas Yojana.
To give benefit to the farmers, 19579 solar pumps useful in irrigation have been installed. The installation of 01 lakh 80 thousand solar power plants from door to door in the village has changed the picture of the village. For the first time, 3400 solar RO water plants were installed in the primary schools in the state so that pure water was available to the school children in the school itself.