Nagpur HC is set to become the first to use green energy to reduce pollution. The decision of shifting to solar energy was announced by District Mineral Foundations (DMF) member Anik Kilor.
While talking to the TOI Kilor said, "The high court administration has already granted green signal to the proposal. It was prepared by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA), a government of Maharashtra Institution".
Under Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) the DMFs are formed in every district which sanction the fund for the purpose.
Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the historic edifice, which is known as 'Poem in Stone' due to its unique structure.
According to the reports, the whole project will cost Rs 1.35 crore which will cover all three wings of the building. However, the cost will eventually be dwarfed by Rs 39 lakh saved every year.
It will take four months to install all the solar panels and the life of these panels will be around 20 years.
Kilor had submitted the proposal to Nagpur High Court Bar Association (HCBA) president last month and the court's administration willingly accepted it.
"As per the scheme (PMKKKY), the royalty generated through the sale of minerals should be used in that district only to benefit the citizens affected by mining-related operations. The funds are provided under nine heads, including education, sanitation, health care, skill development, environmental conservation and others. Of them, we are getting funds under renewable energy," Kilor told.
HCBA team has already given a renovation to the interior of the historic premises. The work will commence after HCBA submits the proposal to DMF in the next couple of asking for funds.