MNRE & MHRD come together for green schools

The two ministries will soon form a joint working group


Sweta Ranjan | December 30, 2010

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) and ministry of human resource development (MHRD) will soon form a joint working group (JWG) comprising of eight members.

The JWG will be co-chaired by the secretaries of both the ministries.

The group is being formed under sarva siksha abhiyan project which will work on green school building initiatives.

It's ambit is to provide schools with green environment and having schools whihc can utilise renewable energy.

The JWG will soon hold its first meeting to decide on the plan to achieve the target of green educational campuses.

MNRE has collaborated with the MHRD another project under which they will incorporate new power saving architectural concepts in upcoming medical centers in the country.

The six new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) – like hospitals coming up in various parts of the country will have energy efficient buildings.

IIT-Jodhpur would also be developed as the centre of excellence for the R&D purpose in the fields of solar energy and renewable energy.

The major area of research will focus on storage of renewable energy, to minimize its cost, problems in grid interface, transition and upgradation.



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