|Greenpeace India executive director Samit Aich at the inauguration of Urja Kranti Kendra in Patna
on Wednesday. Picture
by Nagendra Kumar Singh
Patna, Oct. 20: Greenpeace today released a report card grading the promises made by different parties supporting the energy situation in the state.
According to the report card, the JD (U)—BJP manifesto best articulates their stand on the situation. BJP has been given four, while JD (U) has been given three and a half.
RJD got a three for their stance on the power problems in the state.
Ujra Kranti Kendra, a four-storey globe powered by solar energy was also inaugurated at the AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies and Research.
The globe will be in Patna till October 29.
Greenpeace India executive director Samit Aich graced the occasion.
Aich said: “The political leadership of the state has the opportunity to revolutionise the energy situation in the state. Policymakers should think of ways to bring about a positive change in the situation.”
Aich also said: “Positive steps taken now will go a long way in building the energy infrastructure for the future.”
He said: “Renewal energy sources can be managed by communities and it will open employment opportunities.”
The report card of the stance of various political parties on the energy situation in the state was released during the inauguration.
A booklet named Empowering Bihar was also released. The booklet has articles and photographs on renewal energy that provides energy to more than one lakh people in the state.
Greenpeace campaigner Ramapati Kumar said: “JD (U) and BJP manifesto has best articulated their vision. BJP has been given four stars and JD (U) has been given three and a half stars. RJD has been given three stars.”
Ramapati said: “Along with the vision of political parties, strategies and investments of private individuals and organisations can go a long way in ensuring solutions for the power situation.”
Gandhi Sanghralaya head Razi Ahmed emphasised on cost and state support.
Ahmed said is efforts should be made to extend the benefits of Ujra Kranti Kendra should be extended to the poor.
He said it should help poor people to access cheaper sources of renewal energy.
AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies and Research registrar Sudhir Kumar said such effort should be supported.