Union ministers Goyal and Javadekar visited CIAL
Union Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal said that all railway stations and airports in the country would be instructed to install Cochin International Airport model solar energy generation facilities.
He was speaking after visiting the CIAL solar PV plant on the Cochin airport premises along with Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javedkar.
Mr. Goyal said that CIAL had created a model for the whole country in solar energy generation. India targeted producing one lakh megawatt of energy from non-conventional sources by 2025, the Minister said. This ambitious programme had now a model in CIAL solar power generation facility. He said that the Union government had drawn up a plan to produce solar power at all railway stations in the country. Hailing the CIAL model, Javadekar said the successful initiative will help reduce carbon emission. "I am quite confident that this message will go to all the airports in India and we shall make an effort, encouraged by the good work done by Kochi International airport." : he added.
The Ministers held a round of discussion with officials of the airport. A.C.K.Nair, airport Director, A.M.Shabeer, Executive Director, Sunil Chacko, Chief Financial Officer, General Managers Jose Thomas, T.R.Gopalakrishna, K.P.Thankachan were among those who facilitated the ministers.
Pic: Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar were being briefed about the functioning of solar PV plant of CIAL