PM Modi to launch ultra mega solar park
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the 600 MW ultra mega solar park in Jhansi on Friday.
Besides the 600 MW solar park in Jhansi, work is also being taken up to set up a 600 MW solar park in Lalitpur and an 800 MW solar park in Chitrakoot.
The move seeks to convert the Bundelkhand region with abundant land and sunlight into a “solar power hub” in the state.
The Jhansi project along with the other 2 ultra-mega solar parks has been taken up under the Centre’s Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPP) scheme.
TUSCO Ltd, a joint venture of the THDC India Ltd and the New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), has been given the mandate to set up three ultra-mega solar parks to generate 2,000 MW solar electricity in Bundelkhand.
2,609 acres of private land 242.3 acres of government land in six villages under the Garautha tehsil of Jhansi for the development of the solar park have already been identified.
The officials said, “As per the detailed project report (DPR), the total project cost of the Jhansi solar park is Rs,3,013 crores of which Rs.313.18 crore will be spent on the creation of the park and Rs.2,700 crore will be used in setting up solar units in the park.”
The Centre will provide 30 percent of the project cost. UP Power Corporation Ltd will buy the power to be generated from the solar park.
Apart from this, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the Jhansi unit of Bharat Dynamics Limited.
The simulator training facility of NCC, Alumni Association NCC will be also launched and PM Modi will also inaugurate the Arjun Dam project in Mahoba.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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