Centre announce financial incentives on Akshay Urja Diwas

August 20th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI  

Haryana, Aug 20 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Vilas Muttemwar today said that government is to implement a scheme to give financial incentives to youth promoting solar energy system.
While participating in the national level function of Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas at Panchkula, Muttemwar said there are 140 manufacturing units engaged in the manufacturing of water heater equipment in the country.
“The biggest solar thermal general project of 10 mega watt is being set up in Nagpur and special economic zone having industries making non-conventional energy products is also coming up in Nagpur,” he added.
This effective and far-reaching mass awareness campaign about renewable energy is organised every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister, late Rajiv Gandhi on August 20 every year since 2004 all over the country.
The function is organised under the sponsorship of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA), Government of Haryana.
The Ministry has initiated ”Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas” since 2004. The first function was organised at New Delhi in 2004 and 2005 followed by at Nagpur in 2006 and at Hyderabad in 2007. (ANI)

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