Finland offers Kashmir help in harnessing renewable energy

June 12th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir could benefit from the Finnish expertise in utilising biomass potential for energy generation to supplement production of hydro-electric energy and shrink the gap between its availability and demand, its envoy to India said Sunday.

Amabassador Terhi Hakala assured Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday that her country would extend help and expertise for the socio-economic development of the state.

The Finnish ambassador called on Abdullah here and had detailed discussions on the socio-economic problems faced by the state.

Hakala offered assistance for harnessing the bio-energy in the state.

An official statement issued here said Hakala showed keen interest in the innovative measures being used by the state government for holistic and equitable development of the state specially in the field of power development and utilization of new and renewable energy resources.

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