Check possibilities for floating turbines on rivers & canals: CM
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has directed the officials concerned to look into possibilities of generating electricity through floating turbines on rivers and canals in the state. He said that like solar and wind power, this technology will be suitable for the rivers and canals in the state.
Chairing a meeting here on Saturday, the CM directed the officials to check the possibility of installing floating turbines on rivers in mountainous areas to facilitate electricity generation while also providing irrigation to farms and drinking water. This will decrease the irrigation dependence of farmers dependent on rains. The local people should also be encouraged for this purpose, said the CM.
Rawat said that the use of technology for power generation and tourism based on rivers and canals in the state is the need of the times. He directed the officials concerned to evaluate the capacity of rivers and canals, estimated cost and other aspects. Such type of efforts will also encourage innovations. A presentation was also made on the subject in the meeting.
The chief minister’s technical adviser Narendra Singh, chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, secretaries Amit Singh Negi, Nitesh Jha, Radhika Jha and managing directors of the three power corporations along with other officials concerned were also present in the meeting.
Sunday, 05 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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