Centre launches scheme for 100% solarisation of Konark Temple & Town in Odisha
- The central government has launched a scheme for complete solarisation of Konark Sun Temple and Konark town in Odisha, in a bid to develop the town of Konark as ‘Surya Nagri’.
- Under the scheme, a 10-megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar project will be set up along with various solar off-grid applications such as solar trees and solar drinking water kiosks, and off-grid solar power plants with battery storage.
- The Government of India will provide 100 percent central financial assistance (CFA) support of around Rs. 25 crore for the scheme through the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
- The project will be implemented by the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA).
Source: Economic Times