Around 430 police stations in the state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) are going to go green as the MP Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) is planning to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in this fiscal.
According to MPUVNL executive engineer Shrikant Deshmukh, they have received Rs 12 crore from the police headquarters here to light up 430 police stations on March 31. Two years ago, MPUVNL had lightened up 38 police stations in naxal-affected Balaghat district of the state.
MPUVNL will be installing solar PV panels of two kilo watt in each police station, and the installation work is expected to be completed in next six months. Deshmukh said that under JNNSM project, 50 per cent finance comes from the centre, 20 per cent from the state and 30 per cent from the beneficiary. “We have already got Rs 7 crore from the centre to start the work,” he added.
He said they would have completed the installation of the plants by now, had the MP police headquarters not opted for enhanced 2 kW in place of 1 kW. Earlier, MPUVNL wanted to get green energy installed in 681 police stations but it changed its plan to 430 police stations later on.