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JAKEDA being Nodal Agency of MNRE has been implementing the various MNRE Schemes in the J&K state. Due to shortage of manpower the schemes could not been implemented at the large scale as has been promoted in the other states of the country. A brief on few of the MNRE schemes is given as under:
2.1 Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Programme: The Programme provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for deployment of SPV systems and related activities. Specific decentralized systems/ applications supported under the programme include, inter-alia, SPV Home lighting systems, Street lighting systems, Traffic signals, Blinkers, Illuminated hoardings/ Display boards, Power packs and Power plants to meet electricity and lighting needs of individuals in rural areas, communities, villages, urban areas, commercial complexes, institutions, industry, etc. This apart, the programme covers SPV Rooftop systems with or without grid interaction. Deployment of small capacity systems is being considered in project mode i.e. for focused deployment of systems in an area as well as for specific applications for maximum impact with the following objectives:
i) To promote the use of SPV systems for lighting and various other applications in
the country. ii) To create awareness and demonstrate effective and innovative use of SPV systems for individual/ community/ institutional applications.
iii) To save diesel for power generation in institutions and other commercial organizations.
iv) To support SPV promotional activities such as seminars, symposia, training, awareness campaigns, human resource development, etc.
2.2 Solar Lantern Programme:
Solar Lantern Programme of MNRE is being implemented with the following objectives:-
(i) To reduce the consumption of kerosene for lighting purposes by replacing the kerosene lanterns and wick lamps by Solar Lantern.
(ii) To improve the quality of life in rural areas through the use of environment friendly solar lighting systems, which do not need any fossil fuels, do not emit any pollutants and are free from health and fire hazards; and
(iii) To provide an alternative for meeting small lighting requirements.
2.3 Remote Village Electrification Programme:
The objective of the Programme is electrification/lighting through renewable energy sources of those unelectrified remote census villages and remote unelectrified hamlets of electrified census villages where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective.
2.4 Special Area Demonstration Project Scheme :
2.4.1 Energy Park Scheme
The Scheme has been initiated with the objectives of demonstration of various new and renewable sources of energy technologies and creation of awareness and publicity amongst students, teachers, rural and urban masses about the use and benefits of renewable energy systems and devices. Two types of Energy Park projects, namely, State level and District level, are being propagated under the Scheme.
2.4.2 Demonstration of Renewable Energy Systems at Prominent Places
Under Special Area Demonstration Project Scheme, additional components has been introduced on demonstration of Renewable Energy Systems/devices at places of National and Inter national Importance, at centralized kitchens and at roadside eating joints and restaurants where large flow of people and tourists takes place every day. The objective is to popularize the renewable energy system and devices to create greater awareness. The scheme has following three components:
(a) Demonstration of Renewable Energy Systems at places of National and Inter National Importance
Renewable Energy Systems/ devices are to be installed at places of national and inter national importance such as Raj Ghat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Presidential retreats, Parliament premises, Raj Bhawans, World Heritage sites, and Assembly premises, national parks, tourist and religious places, zoological parks, Science Museums, Secretariats, Collectorates etc. to illuminate these places to supplement the energy requirement through clean and green energy.
(b) Demonstration of Renewable Energy Systems and devices at Centralised kitchens.
Centralised kitchens are being run in several institutions like residential schools, IITs, IIMs, Medical Colleges including hospitals, Military Establishments, Railway catering, Prisons, Industrial Establishments, Gurudwaras, Food preparation under Mid Day Meal Programme. Renewable Energy Systems, primarily biomass based/ solar cooking system, recovery and use of biogas from kitchen waste/effluent treatment plant, solar hot water systems will be demonstrated at such short listed locations
(c) Demonstration of Renewable Energy Systems at roadside eating joints, and restaurants.
The state is connected through a large road network system & is a large flow of devotees & tourists visits the state. Renewable Energy Systems, primarily biomass based/ solar cooking system, recovery and use of biogas from kitchen waste/effluent treatment plant, solar hot water systems will be demonstrated in roadside eating joints, dhabas and restaurants. This is likely to
supplement/ replace use of convention fuels for cooking at these small establishments.
2.4.3 Accelerated development and deployment of solar water heating systems in domestic, industrial and commercial sectors :
The main objective of the programme is to promote the widespread use of solar water heaters in the country through a combination of financial and promotional incentives, and other support measures so as to save a substantial amount of electricity and other fossil fuels apart from having peak load shavings in cities and towns.
2.4.4 Development of Solar Cities”
The Goal of the program is to promote the use of Renewable Energy in Urban Areas by providing support to the Municipal Corporations for preparation and implementation of a Road Map to develop their cities as Solar Cities. The objectives of the programme are given below:
Ø to enable/empower Urban Local Governments to address energy challenges at City - level.
Ø to provide a framework and support to prepare a Master Plan including assessment of current energy situation, future demand and action plans
Ø to build capacity in the Urban Local Bodies and create awareness among all sections of civil society.
Ø to involve various stakeholders in the planning process
Ø to oversee the implementation of sustainable energy options through public - private partnerships.

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