JAKEDA declared Best Performing Nodal Agency by MN&RE
Receives seven other awards in different categories amongst UTs
SRINAGAR: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Government of India has awarded J&K and Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA), Department of Science and Technology for best performance in the Renewable Energy Sector amongst the UTs for the year 2021-22.
In addition to this, JAKEDA has also been awarded for seven categories amongst the UTs.
The JKEDA was awarded for achieving highest renewable energy installed capacity as on March 31 of 2022, for achieving highest small hydro power installed capacity, for achieving highest renewable energy generation during 2021-22.
The JKEDA has achieved the highest solar power capacity addition during 2021-22 and also achieved the highest numbers of solar street lights installed as on March 31 of 2022.
It has achieved the highest numbers of solar irrigation pumps installed as on March 31, 2022 and has achieved second highest solar power installed capacity as on March 31 of 2022.
The awards were announced on the 8th Foundation Day of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS), an Apex Body of MNRE, GoI, at Cochin, Kerela, in a two-day function on August 27th and 28th, 2022.
The Award was presented by Bhagwanth Khuba, Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy and Chemicals and Fertilizers in presence of Electricity Minister of Kerala, K. Krishnankutty, Secretary, MNRE Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, who is also the President of AREAS, Executive Director AREAS, J. K. Jethani and Vice President AREAS, Rudrappaiiah (MD Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited.
Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner Secretary, S&T Department and Dr. P. R. Dhar, Chief Executive Officer, JAKEDA received the eight awards on behalf of JAKEDA, J&K Government.
The function was organized by AREAS in association with the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT), Government of Kerela.
The award ceremony was followed by a Workshop on Renewable Energy and some field visits and sports activities.