IIT Professor Calls For Switch To Solar Energy To Counter Climate Change, Takes Out Rally From SOA In Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Harnessing solar energy to meet all kinds of requirement can counter the problem of climate change impacting the world, said Prof Chetan Singh Solanki, Professor in IIT, Bombay.
Prof Solanki, known as ‘Solan Man’, is on an 11-year ‘yatra’ through different states of the country since 2020 to propagate his thoughts about energy solution. His objective is to shift the country’s focus towards completely harnessing solar energy for all needs by 2030.
Touring Odisha at present, Prof Solanki said he was trying to build a consensus through people’s movement across the country in favour of solar energy so that the worry about carbon emission could be eliminated completely. He has already covered more than 21,000 km passing through 11 states in 547 days.
He took out a rally from SOA’s headquarters at Khandagiri to its faculty of engineering, Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), on Friday. He also stressed on the need to switch over to solar energy while addressing the students on ‘Climate Change, Energy Swaraj and I’.
The Madhya Pradesh government has appointed Prof Solanki as ‘brand ambassador’ for the propagation of solar energy in the state.
SOA’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda, ITER’s Director Prof Manas Kumar Mallick and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering Prof Renu Sharma were present during the interaction.