FCIK urges CS for rooftop solar scheme revival

Srinagar, Jan 6: The Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) Saturday urged Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo for the revival of the rooftop solar scheme in Kashmir.

A statement of the FCIK issued here said that people were demanding the re-launching of the rooftop solar scheme over residential houses after the scheme expired a few months back.

Besides, the FCIK in its recent meeting with the chief secretary demanded devising, launching, and incentivising rooftop solar schemes for MSMEs.

In the written memorandum submitted to the Chief Secretary, the FCIK underscored the tremendous potential for the installation of rooftop solar plants over huge roofing areas of factory buildings.

“Whereas the rooftop solar plants over the roofs of factory buildings can help the participating enterprises to save on their energy costs, it will drastically reduce the distribution and transmission losses besides the burden on power distribution transformers for the Distribution Companies (DISCOM). Above all solar energy plants needed to be encouraged to reduce carbon footprints to provide a safe and pollution-free environment to our future generations,” the FCIK memorandum read.

The FCIK demanded providing similar incentives to rooftop solar plants as were being provided in the case of DG set subsidy with removal of the upper limit to allow as much generation as could be produced by individual units.

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