Web Exclusive | March 2013
Abdullah calls people to use renewable sources of energy
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has called upon people to make extensive use of renewable sources of energy to reduce the country’s dependence on conventional sources. Speaking at the commissioning of the 40 kwp (kilowatts-peak) solar power project at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai recently, Abdullah said that making use of solar power and wind power will help reduce the country’s dependence on conventional sources of fuel such as coal, petroleum and gas.
He also pointed out that the nation of the size of India cannot do without nuclear power. Under the Raj Bhavan Solar Power project, some of the important buildings in the Raj Bhavan complex have been powered by the solar energy.
Abdullah said the nation is spending large amount of money on importing coal, petrol, diesel and gas from various countries. India is blessed with lots of sunlight and clean air. The country must make use of the natural and renewable energy for the betterment of people, he said.
The Central government is exploring the possibility of generating power from the sea-wind, he said.