In a bid to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint, Maharashtra government has decided to exploit non-conventional resources to generate 14,400 MW electricity by 2019 and will soon come out with a policy on it.
“The government wants to produce 14,400 MW electricity by 2019 by way of non-conventional methods. For this, we will be inviting private companies and these companies will invest a total of about Rs 70,000-80,000 crore for the purpose,” an official from the state Energy department said. “A policy in this regard will soon come up. This source of energy is cheaper and far better as compared to conventional sources. By using non-conventional sources, it can also be ensured that we save environment,” he said.