Rooftop solar energy panels to be set up in all CAPF establishments

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) in New Delhi on 6 May 2022, in order to realise the objectives of green energy and the efforts of the Government of India towards a carbon-neutral economy.

  • This umbrella MoU envisages cooperation between the two sides for jointly setting up solar rooftop PV power plants.

  • The move will help generate up to 71.68 MW of solar power and facilitate the use of green energy in a large number of security installations across India.

  • There are around 10 lakh personnel in CAPFs - CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB and they are deployed in different areas of security in different parts of the country.

  • Based on the available data, SECI has estimated a total solar power capacity of 71.68 MW in the campuses of CAPFs and NSG.

  • The SECI has expertise in the field of solar power projects.

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