Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 29. The largest industrial solar plant of the country today became operational in Ludhiana. It will perform twin functions of generating solar power and disposing of large quantity of waste water by evaporating it.
Revenue and Non-Conventional Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said one lakh litres of effluent water would be discharged by evaporation through the solar plant, which had been set up at Kaech village, near Sahnewal.
Majithia said Kangaroo Industries Limited had installed the solar plant. It manufactured staplers and staple pins that involved cleaning and galvanizing steals strips and wires. During the process, 12,000 to 15,000 litres of water was produced that was unfit for consumption and could cause air and soil pollution if discharged in the open.
The minister said besides this plant, the Punjab Energy Development Agency had installed nine solar plants at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Army Institute of Law, SAS Nagar, Indo Global College of Education, Abhipur (Mohali), North India Hotel and Industries, Jalandhar, Hotel City Heart, Ludhiana, DSM Anti-Infectives India Ltd, Toansa (Nawanshahr), Ranbaxy Industries Ltd, Ropar, Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi, and Dashmesh Academy, Anandpur Sahib.