Now, Seven major temples in AP will go green. In order to reduce dependency on hydro and thermal power and promote non-conventional energy, the state government has decided to implement various eco-friendly initiatives in seven major temples in the State.
The government is keen on implementing the plan of action within the next six to nine months.
The temples identified under the project are:
Kanaka Durga temple (Vijayawada)
Varaha Narasimha Swami temple (Simhachalam)
Satyanarayana Swamy temple (Annavaram)
Venkateswara Swamy temple (DwarakaTirumala)
Srikalahastheeswara temple (Srikalahasti)
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple (Srisailam) and
Varasiddhi VinayakaSwamy temple (Kanipakam).
To this effect, the government has already asked the State Energy Conservation Mission officials to study energy consumption patterns and existing energy infrastructure in detail. The officials were asked to suggest suitable strategy and specific plans for generating solar power.
In the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the energy consumption due to the rapid expansion of infrastructure like roads with streetlights, guest houses, choultries, pilgrim amenity complexes, ‘Kalyanamandapams’, darshan queue complexes, Annadanasatrams, landscaped gardens and others.