British envoy visits Bangalore; hails India’s first clean energy hub


“So South India; how can i eat tomorrow’s dosa? British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis asked on Wednesday as he walked to M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru with his counterpart Deputy High Commissioner Jeremy. The latter spoke with Roger Binny, secretary, Santosh Menon, vice-president. J. Abhiram on the future of cricket and expressed the wish to strengthen cooperation with the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for initiatives and projects related to “environmentally friendly” techniques. “.

Ellis praised the clean and renewable energy installations in the stadium, such as photovoltaic (PV) modules, biogas plants, the SubAir Sport system, rainwater harvesting and the wastewater treatment plant.

After having a separate dialogue with Vinay Mruthyunjaya, treasurer and official spokesperson for the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), Ellis traveled to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to speak further with Rahul Dravid, head of cricket operations, NCA. “Alex Ellis has extended his support for opportunities for young cricket talent to play in counties in England,” KSCA spokesperson Mruthyunjaya told the ANI news agency. At the NCA, the British envoy held talks regarding training and facilities for future players. Ellis spoke about his plans to expand sports stadiums and other facilities, as the increase in the number of players required more space for training and equipment.

India’s first “green” stadium

Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is an example of green technology, as its annual electricity consumption of 600,000 kWh is generated from solar energy. The eco-friendly sports stadium is one of the renowned cricket venues in India renowned for its reliability in environmentally friendly technologies. Labeled as India’s first ‘green’ stadium, the site is home to one of the biggest strides for cricket enthusiasts, although this has declined due to behind-the-scenes sporting events amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The stadium pioneered modern, environmentally friendly technology to reduce carbon footprints and manage climate change during the time of Brijesh Patel, secretary of the KSCA (Karnataka State Cricket Academy) and former cricketer test. The circular roofs of the M. Chinnaswamy stadium are covered with photovoltaic cells that generate 400 clean kilovolts (1,700 units per day) of electricity from solar energy.

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