PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that Goa will achieve zero carbon emission by 2040 instead of 2050.
“We will sign a power purchase agreement for integrated power, which includes solar, wind, and hydro.” said Sawant.
He added, “The government has launched a new program that allows homeowners to install solar power on their roofs and receive a refund of their investment in less than three years.
The Chief Minister stated that the reason the Tamnar project’s implementation was delayed by a year and a half was because some individuals filed a case with the Supreme Court.
A significant number of individuals challenged the Tamnar project in the Supreme Court. It was suggested that the Tamnar project bring power from Karnataka. To bring the power, we need the Tamnar project. About 80% of the project is finished, and only 20% still needs to be done.
However, some individuals went to the Supreme Court unaware that this project is for the people of Goa, not the industries, he continued.
We will return to the days of lanterns and kandils if we don’t have access to power infrastructure. Before objecting to development projects, people ought to reconsider.
The Chief Minister stated, “The project involves cutting trees, but the government has drawn up a plan to plant the trees,” adding that the project is 1.5 years behind schedule. We must shift our perspective and encourage development.