In an attempt to encourage people to switch to solar power, The New and Renewable Energy Department, Gurgaon and district administration is organising a ‘Solar Mela’ from August 12-13, at Apparel House in Sector 44, Gurugram.  All stakeholders, solar equipment manufacturers, and bankers — who will provide finance to consumers and are willing to install solar panels on their premises, are participating in the two-day event. A total no. of 36 channel partners and 13 leading banks are participating in this two days mega event. All leading bankers are participating in the mela so that they can explain consumers about the loaning facility on installation of solar power plants. All stakeholders were apprised of the various subsidies and incentives being offered by the Union and State Government on solar power. It is also presumed that by installing solar panels, residents will not only get uninterrupted supply, but also notice a huge reduction in their power bill.

Ankur Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt of Haryana, New and Renewable Energy Department & HAREDA inaugurated this Solar Mela –Sustainable Energy for all.

On this occasion, Ankur Gupta, IAS, reiterated that “ the new and renewable energy department, Haryana is committed to providing all sorts of technical and financial support  to people of Haryana so that the Solar Power may reach to all sections of the society”.

Solar power is the pet project of Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram  Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, and he wants to make the entire district solar dependent. He also reiterated that “This mela is being organised to provide affordable power to the residents of Gurugram and to provide a platform to them to come and see for themselves the benefits of solar power.  Solar power companies that have been approved by the Ministry of New and Renewal Energy are participating in this event.

There has been tremendous response fromVarious Resident welfare Associations, private hospitals, schools, and industrial associations who have already visited this Mela on the very first day.

-Sandeep Siddhartha, Senior Reporter, bureau



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