Emphasizing on having a better solar power generation in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said despite all budgetary limitations the government was making all efforts to promote this sector.
"Some states in the country are progressing with a fast pace in solar energy sector. Uttar Pradesh too wants to progress, but it has budgetary limitations. In the coming time we will try to fast forward the pace for which a number of decisions have been taken," Mr Yadav said while addressing a programme organised by UPNEDA.
Mr Yadav said that if Germany was leading and the US was doing a very good work, then India should follow the league and Uttar Pradesh should not lag behind.
He said that in terms of population and market, the state was a front runner.
The Chief Minister said that a lot has been done in solar power generation in the state including solar policy maximum investment done in Bundelkhand region.
He said that the state provided land to the Centre wherever it was required to set up a solar power plant.
Referring to high cost of solar power generation, he said that both cost and profit has to be looked into. At present only two villages have been associated with 24-hour solar power facility and if budget allowed then more villages would be included in the programme.
People have become aware towards use of solar energy as solar panels were visible on many buildings, he added.
"It takes a lot of time to set up a big unit. There are number of units which have not been energized and even if made functional it not sure for how long they will run. In solar energy there is one surety that we will get power with sunrise," he said.