PM Modi to Lay Foundation Stone of 600 MW Solar Park in Jhansi, UP

Nov 18, 2021 03:50 PM ET
  • The step seeks to convert Jhansi's Bundelkhand region, which has plentiful land and sunshine, right into a "solar power hub" in the state.

The overall project price of the Jhansi solar park is Rs 3,013 crore, of which Rs 313.18 crore will be invested in the development of the park and also Rs 2,700 crore will certainly be made use of in setting up solar units in the park.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will certainly lay the foundation stone of a 600 MW solar power park in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand on Friday as part of his browse through to Mahoba as well as Jhansi districts to launch numerous development projects worth over Rs 6250 crore which are aimed at minimizing concerns of water lack for farmers in the area.

The move seeks to transform Jhansi's Bundelkhand area, which has plentiful land and sunlight, into a "solar energy hub" in the state.

According to the government representative, the Jhansi project is among the three ultra-mega solar parks that are proposed to be set up in the area to create 2,000 MW solar power in "plug and play mode" under the Centre's Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPP) scheme.

TUSCO Ltd, a joint endeavor of the THDC India Ltd and also the New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), has been provided the required to establish these projects. The developer has already recognized 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 there.

" Besides the 600 MW solar park in Jhansi, the structure stone of which is to be laid by the Prime Minister on November 19, the activity is also being required to establish a 600 MW solar park in Lalitpur and 800 MW solar park in Chitrakoot," a senior authorities of the alternative power division was priced quote as saying in media reports.

" According to the in-depth project record (DPR), the total project cost of the Jhansi solar park is Rs 3,013 crore, of which Rs 313.18 crore will certainly be invested in the creation of the park as well as Rs 2,700 crore will certainly be used in setting up solar units in the park," the authorities claimed, adding, "The Centre will offer 30 per cent of the project price."

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) will acquire the power to be produced from the solar park. The project will help provide less expensive electrical energy and grid security, the Prime Minister's workplace (PMO) said.

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