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Haryana government to install 1 lakh solar pumps for irrigation

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The Haryana government has set a target to install one lakh new solar water pumps in the state for irrigation purposes and 25,000 of such pumps would be installed during the next year.

A decision in this regard was taken on Tuesday in a meeting of new and renewable energy department, held under the chair manship of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

The press release issued on Tuesday said, sanction has also been accorded fo the installation of roof-top solar power plants on th buildings of 110 community health centres and equa number of primary health centres. The department would initially install r 25,000 solar water pumps and gradually increased this number to one lakh.

The department had rer quested the Union ministry of new and renewable eneregy for allocation of 20,000 solar pumps to the state for the year 2017-18.

Author: sustainabilityoutlook