Goa plans to use abandoned mining pits to generate green power
"Henceforth, abandoned mining pits from the state will be used to generate hydropower for electricity and also to generate solar power. Those mining pits 120 meters deep and filled with water will be used with this new technology to develop hydropower energy. Water from these pits can be recycled and hydropower can be generated,"
He also said that around a 50,000 square meters mining area, where plain land is available, solar energy can be generated.
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He said that these projects got approval from Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy (NRE), R K Singh, during a two-day conference on power and renewable energy held recently at Udaipur in Rajasthan.
"We have approved it from the conference. A team from IIT will visit Goa. We will need six months to do this. After six months this will be implemented," he said.
He said that even solar power can be generated on the hills. "Solar policy will benefit all. Big industries are also opting for solar energy," he said.
Dhavalikar said that in the last six months, his department has made progress, not only in regards to increasing revenue but in other areas too.
"We have increased 40 per cent revenue in the power department," he said, adding that the Central government has lent a helping hand.
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