Nagpur: The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday paid a visit to Mahaurja (Maharashtra Energy Development Agency, MEDA) Expo being organized as part of Koradi Cultural and Tourism Mahotsav in Mandir premises. The Mahaurja exhibition is being held with the aim to promote non-conventional energy. Fadnavis visited various stalls and apprised himself regarding different technologies being used in non-conventional energy generation.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by State Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and MEDA General Manager Umakant Pande. In all 31 stalls giving information regarding solar power projects, materials and Non-Conventional Department have been installed in the exhibition. There is only one main stall of Mahaurja and informs the visitors the entire activities of the agency. The stall throws light on one scheme to another such as domestically used solar kandil (lamp) to agriculture pumps installed by farmers.
The Energy Minister briefed the Chief Minister about different projects of Mahaurja. Over 50000 people visited the exhibition in the past six days with students of two recognized engineering colleges of Nagpur thronging the expo in hordes.
The Mahaurja Exhibition concluded on Monday with the message a lot of works is to be done in non-conventional energy front. In line with the Central Government policy, Maharashtra created Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA). The objective of MEDA or Mahaurja is to undertake development of renewable energy and facilitate energy conservation in Maharashtra, as a state nodal agency under the umbrella of the MNRE.