Visakhapatnam:29/5/20: Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain on Friday commissioned 2 Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Plant at INS Kalinga in Visakhapatnam.
The project is in line with government’s objective to achieve 100 GW of solar power by 2022 as part of the National Solar Mission.
According to reports, the solar plant, which is the largest in the ENC has an estimated life span of 25 years. Despite the lockdown, the project was completed with the cooperation of all concerned agencies including APEPDCL.
The work was executed adhering to all guidelines announced for Coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing the gathering, Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain said the commissioning of this plant demonstrates the commitment of Eastern Naval Command to conservation nature and remain eco-friendly.
The INS Kalinga, currently headed by Cmde Rajesh Debnath, has taken significant strides in Green Initiatives since it was set up in the early 1980s. It has also taken up afforestation, numerous plantation drives, coastal cleanup drives and protection of the Geo-Heritage site “Erra Matti Dibbalu”.