Chief Secretary reviews implementation of State Action Plan on Climate Change



Jammu: Chief Secretary, B R Sharma Tuesday reviewed the implementation of the State Action Plan on Climate Change in a meeting, he chaired here.

Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development, B B Vyas, Principal Secretary, Forest, R K Gupta, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Sundeep K Nayak, Commissioner Secretary, PWD, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary, I&C, Shailendra Kumar and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

During the meeting, it was informed that a project on climate resilient agriculture worth Rs 22.51 cr has been sanctioned to be implemented in 4 years. The project shall be implemented by NABARD through the State Agricultural Production Department as executive agency.

Moreover, all the concerned departments have appointed Climate Change Nodal Officers including departments of Tourism and Health.

The Health & Medical Education (H&ME) and Tourism Departments presented their respective proposals seeking financial assistance under the Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund. Concept note was also presented on Roof Top Solar Power Plants in J&K.

Chief Secretary stressed on the concerned departments that project proposals under the State Action Plan on Climate Change should be conceived and prepared so as to enable J&K to tap financial assistance available under the Adaptation and Mitigation funding corridors.

For promotion of Solar Power in J&K, Chief Secretary also discussed the proposal regarding Roof Top Solar Power Station on the Civil Secretariat buildings in both Jammu and Srinagar. The concerned department was asked to complete the project within next 3 months.

The Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has placed J&K in special category states, where MNRE will bear 70% benchmark cost for installation of Roof Top Solar Power Plant. The MNRE has already approved installation of cumulative 2MW Grid connected Solar Roof Top Power Plant in the State for the current financial year besides 2MW approved by MNRE has been distributed for installation at DC office Samba, Haj House Srinagar, Bemina office JKEDA etc.


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