Chennai, Jun 21 (PTI): Tamil Nadu goverment will set up solar panels atop Chennai Corporation buildings with the aim of tapping 88 lakh units of power potential. Also Read - Unable to Break Open ATM, Robbers Steal The Whole Machine in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur

Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani said an estimated 5.5 MW of power a day can be generated by installing solar panels atop these buildings. Also Read - Lockdown News: These States Impose Lockdown-Like Restrictions in March, Only Essential Services Allowed | Full List

“It has been estimated that a total of 88 lakh units of power can be generated annually from solar energy,” he said. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Enjoys Palm Fruit With Locals in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, Video Goes Viral | Watch

The scheme will be implemented at a cost of Rs 39 crore from the Chennai Corporation fund, he informed the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Further, wherever feasible, rooftop solar power systems would be installed in buildings owned by Corporations and Municipalities, he said.

Among others initiatives, he announced parks and underground drainage systems in different parts of the state.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.