On the lines of Germany's Freiburg football stadium, which is completely solar powered, the Karnataka government is planning to run M Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore by solar power, said Kaushik Mukherjee, Karnataka Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner. He said the government gives an annual subsidy of $800 billion to electricity boards. Such funds should go into installing green power generation capacities and involving more stakeholders and educating public are necessary for the success of green power initiative. Mukherjee was speaking at the World Resources Institute (WPI) and CII's first Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) meet in Bangalore. In India, Karnataka has been the pioneer in India and Asia's first hydroelectric power project at Sivanasamudram is an example.