Free solar pump-sets distributed

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu handed over allotment letter pertaining to a solar pump-set to one of the 123 SC/ST beneficiaries during his visit to the Genco power plant at Krishnapatnam on Saturday.

Meenakshi Energy Private Limited (MPEL) came forward to implement the solar initiative as part of Corporate Social Responsibility. Two Tata solar pump-sets worth Rs.7.3 lakh were given free of cost to eight farmers to irrigate 10 acres of land at Dumpavaripalli of Thirumalapuram gram panachayat as part of a pilot project.

MPEL has decided to supply 121 solar pump-sets in two phases bay paying the beneficiaries’ share of Rs.55,000 under the NTR Jala Siri Programme.

Union Minister for Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Sciences and Technology Y.S.Chowdary participated.

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