Aiming at making the State capital a solar city, the Tripura government is preparing a report to make mandatory the use of this alternate form of energy.

“We have decided to make solar energy provision mandatory in buildings to make Agartala a solar city to keep it free from environmental pollution,” Tripura Science, Technology and Environment Minister, Joy Gobinda Debroy said.

The present building rules would be changed to make use of solar energy mandatory in buildings to reduce dependence on conventional energy and make it environment friendly, he said, adding the rule would be applicable to private, government and commercial buildings.

With the Centre suggesting that north eastern State capitals would be among 60 cities countrywide to use solar energy, Mr. Debroy said the State government has started preparing a detailed project report and a survey would be undertaken in Agartala next month.

The Minister said there would be relaxations in rules and tax collection to encourage the use of solar energy.

Keywords: Solar Energy