was an abundant stock of biomass besides this process of energy generation was also environmental friendly because the practice of burning this biomass resulted in heavy pollution causing health hazards. The Governor asked Badal to send a high level delegation comprising officers of PEDA and experts in the field of Non-Conventional energy led by the Non Conventional and Renewable sources Minister to study the technology of solar energy in Germany and China.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal agreed to the proposal of Patil to give subsidy on these panels to make them popular among the domestic consumers in a big way. He informed the Governor that the state government was already giving 70% subsidy on the solar tanks used for drip irrigations in the orchids. Badal also apprised the Governor that the state government had already initiated steps to make solar energy mandatory in the public and private buildings especially in the houses constructed over an area of one kanal and above land in the urban estates.
Non Conventional and Renewable sources Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that NRSE-2012 Policy was aimed at maximizing and improving the share of new and renewable sources of energy to 10% of the total installed power capacity of the state by the year 2020 besides promoting renewable energy initiatives for meeting energy needs.