Govt buildings to harness solar energy

KARNAL:All the government buildings, falling under the area based development (ABD) plan of the Smart City, will have green energy with solar panels.

Govt buildings to harness solar energy

Solar panels installed under the area-based development plan in Karnal. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

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Tribune News Service

Karnal, December 5

All the government buildings, falling under the area based development (ABD) plan of the Smart City, will have green energy with solar panels. The Karnal Smart City Limited (KSCL) has conducted a survey of these buildings and soon it will initiate the process to convert these buildings into green energy with solar rooftop panels under the renewable energy plan of Smart City. The Union Government has allotted a fund of Rs 38.45 crore for the project under Smart City Mission funds. 

As many as 41 government buildings and schools selected under Smart School project were identified for installation of solar rooftop within ABD area, of them 10 government and semi-government buildings were excluded from the scope of the project due to unsuitability. Either they have already installed solar panels or the building structures are old.

“The KSCL intends to install solar roof top panel on government buildings and schools, selected under Smart School project within ABD boundary, to connect with grid system to reduce dependency on conventional energy to renewable energy source under Smart City Mission,” said KSCL CEO Rajiv Mehta.

Conventional hall, ESIC Hospital, government medical store, KMC office, main post-office, old kutchery sub-post office, Victoria Memorial Hall, state water testing laboratory building, Sadar police station, women police station, government veterinary hospital, state department of agricultural office, Vikas Sadan campus, the Karnal Central Co-operative Bank Ltd, police housing society, the Karnal District Co-operative Labour and Construction Federation Ltd, building of Child Welfare Committee, one stop centre for women, Government Senior Secondary School, Civil Surgeon office, Zila Sainik Board and Civil hospitals are among the buildings which have been selected for the solar energy project. 

The building of BSNL main exchange, Government PG College, Civil Lines Police Station, Karan Stadium, IGP office, Mini Secretariat, District Court, Public Health Offices, CIA-1 building, Co-operative consumer store building are those buildings which have been excluded from the project. The Mini Secretariat and District Court already have the facility, the Commissioner asserted.


Rs 38.45-crore solar energy project 

  • The Union Government has allotted a fund of Rs 38.45 crore for the project under Smart City Mission funds
  • All the government buildings, falling under the area based development (ABD) plan of the Smart City, will have green energy with solar panels
  • The Karnal Smart City Limited (KSCL) has conducted a survey of these buildings and soon it will initiate the process to convert these buildings into green energy 
  • As many as 41 government buildings and schools selected under Smart School project were identified for installation of solar rooftop within ABD area
  • Around 10 government and semi-government buildings were excluded from the project due to unsuitability, as either they have already installed solar panels or the building structures are old

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