Suresh Prabhu launches environmental initiatives to curb pollution
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched two environmental initiatives – a 26 megawatt wind mill plant and Head On Generation (HOG) system in Mumbai Rajdhani Express – to promote clean energy. The wind mill plant will be located in Jaisalmer. The plant will reduce the energy cost, and also promote the use of clean energy. The plant will generate over 50 million units of electricity per annum. The plant’s electricity will be utilised for powering three traction substations – Bharatpur, Hindaun and Ramganj Mandi in Bharatpur-Kota Section of Delhi-Mumbai trunk route. India has earmarked 50 billion rupees to pay for the installation of rooftop solar panels over the next five years that will generate up to 4,200 megawatts of power. The government has set a target of generating 100,000 MW of electricity from solar panels by 2022 to overcome an acute power shortage.
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