Focus on solar & Pirul power for boosting self-employment: CM
Friday, 16 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has directed all the district magistrates to lay special focus on CM solar self-employment scheme, solar power and Pirul energy policy to enhance self-employment opportunities. Chairing a video conference, the CM said that the DMs play a crucial role in ensuring the success of these ambitious schemes of the state government.
He further said that in places where LED light production has started under the LED village light scheme, the CDO and departmental officer concerned should meet the women self help groups to ascertain the problems being faced in their work to ensure their swift redressal. Some areas in the states will have to be developed as hubs for this purpose, he said. Under the scheme, proper training to women SHGs, raw material and supply chain will have to be facilitated. Considering the festive season, SHGs should be assisted in marketing the locally manufactured products, directed Rawat.
He further directed that intensive campaign be undertaken in all districts to check power theft, ensuring strict action against the guilty. Further, a concrete plan should be made to prevent accidents due to overhead power lines. Regular checks of power lines and undergrounding as per requirement should also be ensured. In case of mishaps caused by power lines, the fixed compensation should be paid within a week, he said, while adding that negligence will not be tolerated in this.
Stating that a target for enhancing income source of more than 40,000 people had been set in the Pirul policy, Rawat stressed on the need for the DMs to lay special focus on it.
Power secretary Radhika Jha, UPCL managing director Neeraj Khairwal and additional secretary Alok Shekhar Tiwari were also among those present in the meeting.
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