MYSORE: British Deputy High Commissioner to India Richard Hyde, who is on a two-day visit to the city, evinced interest in promoting greater use of renewable energy in Mysore.
Mr. Hyde, who interacted with Mysore City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner K.S. Raykar and other officials, apprised himself of the city's tourism potential and suggested that the corporation prepare an action plan to promote the use of renewable energy to make Mysore an eco-friendly city.
During the meeting, Mr. Raykar explained the colossal cost involved in implementing the project, and the visiting delegation said that if there was technical know-how and funds, the High Commission would act as facilitators in tapping them.
Mr. Raikar told The Hindu that the capital investment to convert a single street light to a solar-powered one was enormous, yet the MCC would chalk out an action plan. The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner C.G. Bethusurmath and Mysore Urban Development Authority P.C. Jayanna.
Mr. Hyde visited other places of tourist interest.