Jharkhand is a state that is completely dependent on coal for electricity, but in the budget presented by the Central Government for the financial year 2023-24, there has been a lot of focus on Green Goth. The effort of the government is to make India green by reducing green gas emissions. green energy Be made a world guru in the field of Following this path, the Government of Jharkhand has also renewable energy Especially focused on solar energy.
The era of energy mixing started
India has set a target of net zero emissions by 2070, in which the role of state governments will be important. Realizing this, the Jharkhand government has increased its steps in the field of alternative energy. There is no doubt that there is a long way to go because at present only 100 MW of electricity is produced in Jharkhand through solar energy, while the consumption is about 2000 MW. But the era of energy mixing has started, which can be called auspicious sign.
Dependence on coal is not going to reduce now: Harishwar Dayal
Famous economist Harishwar Dayal said on this matter – In the budget presented by the government for the financial year 2023-24, renewable energy has been talked about. The government has given a clear signal that it is serious about the energy transition and it has already started. But it is also a fact that the dependence on coal is not going to reduce in the near future.
The source of renewable energy will be increased
Mukesh Prasad, executive engineer of JREDA (JREDA, Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency), said that the dependence on coal is not going to reduce in the near future as the demand for electricity is also increasing rapidly in the state. That’s why there is a need for coal, but our effort is to bring about an era of energy mixing by increasing the sources of renewable energy, where along with coal-based energy, electricity is also produced from solar energy.
Benefits from solar policy
Mukesh Prasad said that since the introduction of the Jharkhand government’s solar policy, we have got the right direction to work and we have come to know what to do and how to do it. On this basis, we are setting our target for the next 5-6 years. Our focus right now is to generate electricity by setting up minigrid. To fulfill this goal, we are setting up a floating solar power plant in Chandil Dam, which will have a capacity of 600 MW and this project has been approved.
SOP ready for private companies
Along with this, it is our endeavor to increase private investment in the field of solar energy, so that the production of electricity through solar energy increases and the crisis on climate is reduced. For private companies, we have prepared SOP and it has been sent to the Ministry of Industry, as soon as approval is received from there, the way for private investors will be smooth.
1000 Solar Village aims to generate employment
Jharkhand government has decided that 1000 solar villages will be built in the next five years, for this also we have started work. The specialty of this project is that it can be linked to Just Transition. Under this project, not only solar energy will be arranged in the villages, but also means of employment will be made available to the villagers. Under this project, a skill development center will be set up in the village and then training will be given to the villagers. The project of Solar Village will start from the mining affected areas only, where the production of coal has stopped and the problem of employment is in front of the people.