Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged people to depend solar power instead of hydro- electric project. He was inaugurating total electrification scheme of the state government at Govt.Model Higher Secondary School, today.
The CM’s statement was quite contrary to the minister of power, MM Mani.
Mani said, earlier at the same day in another function that the only viable remedy for Kerala’s power crisis is hydroelectric project like Athirappally.
“We have to tap the potential of solar energy. It is the only hope to overcome the state’s energy crisis. In Kerala, big houses are being constructed in villages. Solar energy producing system can be applied in every household to get self-sufficiency in energy. Offices functioning between 10 am to 5 pm also can take up such measures to minimize electric power.”-said the CM. Minister for power M.M.Mani presided over the function.