Guwahati, May 31: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today inaugurated the 70 MW Amguri Solar Park at Amgurin Sivasagar district of Assam in a bid to strengthen the power sector of the state with focus on renewable energy.
Dr. Sarma said that inspite of having immense natural resources, the state lagged behind in tapping the potential in the renewable energy sector due to lack of proper planning.
He said that the Amguri Solar Park will give further boost the power sector and this project will always remain a milestone in the history of the state.
Stating that to realize sustainable development, there is a need to harness the potential of renewable energy. The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi while stressing on the importance of renewable energy urged the states to focus on tapping available potential in this sector. He observed that the Amguri Solar Park will have a positive impact towards this.
Saying that there is a demand for 2200 MW of power in the state, the Chief Minister informed that efforts are on to meet the demand through exploring the hydroelectric and solar power potential. He also said that the state is heading towards generating 1000 MW power in the state.
The Chief Minister also asked the power department officials to strengthen the transmission line and install adequate number of transformers to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the people of Amguri.