The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (CMC) has announced plans to build four solar power plants on its properties.
These projects will cost more than Rs 110 million. The projects are being planned in consultation with the Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) and will be located at the city’s three material recovery facilitation (MRF) centres at Sector 25, Industrial Area, Phase One, and 3 BRD along Industrial Area, Phase Two. The fourth project will come up at the gaushala in Raipur Kalan. Due to financial constraints, solar projects on three MRF stations will be installed by the science and technology department rather than CMC. The three projects will cost Rs 74.2 million to complete. The CMC and the science and technology department agreed that the CMC would provide the MRF centre rooftops, while the science and technology department would install solar plants. Meanwhile, the estimated cost of the gaushala project at Raipur Kalan is Rs 38.5 million. Project expenditure will be borne by the CMC from the cow cess kitty.