MARGAO: Power Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said the fallow agricultural fields may help to generate solar power if the fields are not put to agricultural use while stating that Goa would witness a revolution in the power sector in the next five years.
“Goa does not produce its own energy and that the state’s current output may be in the range of 40 mega watts. If the state’s unused agricultural land is not used for farming, solar energy may be produced there.,” said Dhavalikar.
He further said that around the State, including Salcete, we have discovered hectares and hectares of square meters.
“Solar power may be efficiently produced on these desolate landscapes. Today, the Department of New and Renewable Energy released an advertisement outlining the plan for farms to produce solar power.” he added.
Sudin said that In the next three years, Goa would be able to produce about 150 megawatts of solar energy if the plan is effective, the official said.
According to the power minister, the Pramod Sawant-led administration has started the process for a revolution in the electricity industry within the next five years.
“The Chief Minister has secured funding to upgrade the state’s electrical infrastructure. In the next five years, a number of power projects that are in various stages of development will completely transform the power industry, according to him.
Meanwhile, Minister said that Goa would witness a revolution in the power sector in the next five years with the government going about the ongoing job of revamping the infrastructure across the State at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore.