Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power System Inaugurated at ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow

22nd March 2017, Lucknow

Sh Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) inaugurated, Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power System, at ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow today.

Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power System Inaugurated at ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power System Inaugurated at ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow

Shri Roul briefed about several new initiatives undertaken by the Council recently to reform the ICAR system. He threw light on the new policy framework within which various measures are being taken by the Council to streamline processes such as personnel management, transfer policy, recruitment and placement of scientists, etc. Shri Roul highlighted that these policy measures are being taken with the purpose of putting norm-based mechanisms in place which would ultimately lead to increased efficiency of the system.

Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science) in his address highlighted various notable initiatives undertaken by the ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow in recent years. Dr. Jena mentioned that this Institute has evolved into a premier institution for research on fish genetic resources of the country.

Dr. K.K. Lal, Director, ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow briefed about the solar power system. The system has total capacity of 250 kWp consisting of 834 modules of 300 Wp wattage each. The system has 6 three phase inverters of 50 kVA (4 nos.), 30kVA (1 no.) and 20kVA (1 no.).      

Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow; Dr. S. Rajan, Director, ICAR-CISH, Lucknow were also present on the occasion.

The dignitaries also visited laboratories, farm and Ganga Aquarium facilities of the Institute.

With this commissioning, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow partially shifted its electricity requirements from conventional electricity to solar energy, green & clean energy source.

(Source: ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow)