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Renewable power plants in places that cannot be used for agriculture

HE picRenewable power plants will be established in lands, reservoirs and canals that could not be used for agricultural activities and for it to be approved as a policy.

The proposal was made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, said Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunatilleke. President has requested that it to be approved as a policy.

 Sri Lanka is bound to reduce emission of greenhouse gases as a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Energy generation plays a major role in this regard. The government has accepted the necessity of shifting to renewable energy sources such as wind power, hydropower and solar power instead of thermal power plants that use fossil fuel such as diesel and coal. Accordingly, a Committee of Officials will be appointed to propose a suitable method in this regard.

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