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Karnataka to come out with an integrated Solar Policy

Posted on Nov 06, 07:00PM | UNI

Karnataka Government will come out with an integrated solar policy and increase the capacity to generate upto 1000 Mega Watt, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri said today.

Briefing reporters after Cabinet meeting here, he said, "at present each department including Infrastructure, Industries, Energy have their own way of implementation of the present policy limited to generation of 100 MW of power.

Hence it was felt necessary to come out with a uniform policy and to increase the capacity upto 1000 MW." He said Energy Department would take the lead and in consultation with other departments would come out with a draft policy for approval of the Cabinet.

The cabinet also decided to recommend to Governor H R Bhardwaj to convene the winter session of the State legislature at the newly constructed Suvarna Soudha in Belgaum.

Mr Kageri said the Cabinet had entrusted Chief Minister Jagdish Shetter to approach the Centre for power to implement Special Status power in Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

"Since the amendement to Article 371J is coming before Parliament in the winter session the Centre had asked for the State government's opinion on entrusting implementation power to the Governor. However, the Cabinet has decided to seek employment, education and development power to the state after studying implementation of Special status in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.