Karimnagar Telanganas fastest growing town is going to make mandatory, for commercial establishments, houses, apartment complexes and community halls to install solar panels on rooftops, if their built-up area is more than 2700 square feet.

This rule came into effect on March 1 and applies to older structures as well, according to a resolution passed by the town’s municipal body. As per reports, the decision to introduce this resolution through the town’s municipal body is backed by a belief that this will encourage public participation in the generation of solar power, besides the apparent objective to mitigate emissions from fossil fuels.

Officials claim that Karimnagar is the first municipal corporation to make it mandatory for all new building structures to install solar panels. This is infact a great initiative to take such steps.