PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that Goa will switch to renewable energy for most of its needs by 2030.
“The government has approved the policy. Now it will be sent to the Union Government for approval. Once approval is granted, we shall launch the policy,” said CM Sawant.
He further said that Goa is the first state to prepare such a plan on renewable energy, which is why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised the state’s initiative.
“With it being the land of Sun and Sand, Goa provides the perfect setting to harness solar energy and embrace sustainable energy consumption,” said CM Sawant.
Sawant said that the collaborative efforts of the Goa Energy Development Agency, the Department of New and Renewable Energy, and the Electricity Department have resulted in the launch of subsidies for Solar Panel Installations.
These installations are accessible through a user-friendly portal, inspiring the people of Goa to adopt environment-friendly methods of electricity generation.
“The Government of Goa is walking the transformative path set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, realizing the vision of establishing solar-based households throughout the state and is taking significant strides towards a greener and more sustainable future for Goa.
The state government has also signed a memorandum of understanding to develop India’s first convergence project to generate green energy for rural and agriculture consumption, and it will soon roll out the affordable clean power project,” Sawant said.