Shri R K Singh Inaugurates Solar Plant at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, New Delhi
The Minister Calls for a Clean Environment for Our Future Generations
“India is making rapid strides in the field of renewable energy and
we will overshoot the target of 175 GW renewable energy by 2022,” said
Shri R K Singh, Minister of State(IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of 1,500-kWp capacity solar plant developed by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. The event took place on June 20, 2018.
This plant is expected to generate 2 million units of energy annually, resulting in annual savings of `1 crore. The Rakab Ganj Sahib project is expected to reduce carbon footprint of around 1,800 tonnes every year. Over the life cycle of the plant, 45,000 tonnes of carbon emission would be reduced. The DSGMC has been working for solarizing rooftops of the Gurdwaras and educational institutions associated with it.
Lauding this noble initiative by the DSGMC, Shri Singh said that this would
inspire other institutions to go green and become environment conscious. He said that 20 cities in India are ranked amongst the most polluted in the world and there is an urgent need to reduce fossil fuel use so that we leave a better world for our children. The Minister reiterated the Government’s commitment to bring electricity to every household by December 31, 2018.
The solar plant was inaugurated by Sant Balbir Singh Ji Seechewal and Baba Sewa Singh Ji. Shri Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs and Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change were amongst the dignitaries present at the occasion.