Dehradun, 24 May:
Alternative Energy and Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat has advocated installing alternative energy equipments over canals towing the line of Gujarat state. She has directed the departmental officers to prepare action plan for the same. She said that the equipments be installed even in barren lands and those places where there is no forest.
The Alternative Energy Minister, during her meeting with the departmental officers and Head of Mozer Bear Clean Energy Limited, New Delhi on Thursday also directed the officers to provide subsidy and waivers so that maximum people use the equipments. She also instructed them to publicize the benefits of the project. She directed them to prepare Solar Plan and present the draft of Solar Policy to her. The Minister also instructed the officers to conduct survey and prepare Wind-power project. The meeting was attended by Secretary Energy SS Sandhu, Additional Secretary VVRC Purushottam, Manoj Gupta from Mozer Bear Clean Energy Limited and other departmental officers.
Earlier, Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat, in a review meeting of Tourism Department, expressed her resentment against non-compliance of her even a simple instruction for changing bed sheets in GMVN Guest Houses. She stressed on running hotels and Rope-ways at Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi in PPP mode. She pointed out that the Rope-way at Auli run by the government was in defunct state since a long time. She directed the officers to repair it and submit report to her. She also laid emphasis on using latest technology like in Japan and Switzerland and even opting for contract system.
The Tourism Minister directed the officers to ensure participation of Tourism Department in the 125th Raising Day of Garhwal Rifles. She asked the officers to identify the places with mythological and historical importance like Mahabharata and Ramayana and publicize them along with the culture and heritage of the state. The meeting was attended by Secretary SS Sandhu, Additional Secretary Nitesh Kumar Jha, Finance Controller SS Singh, Joint Directors AK Dwivedi and AK Singh.