12 states to set up 22100 MW capacity solar power

Government received Proposals from 12 states to set up 22100 MW capacity solar power projects

Proposals of 22,100 MW capacity, from 12 States (including the biggest 7,500 MW park to be set up in Leh, Kargil, in Jammu & Kashmir) for setting up of solar power parks/ultra mega solar power projects have been received by The government of India.

Union Minister of State, Mr Piyush Goyal, informed that, for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, parks are being set up in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has initiated setting up of 25 solar parks and ultra mega solar power projects in five years in various States in India.

806 villages/hamlets with extended distribution network based SPV power plants aggregating capacity have been installed in states of Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, which has a maximum of 730 such plants, under Off-grid Solar PV programme of the Ministry,

Ministry has received & approved 299 proposals in Jammu and Kashmir and 296 in Odisha for electrification of villages and hamlets under Remote Villages Electrification programme and the funds of INR 20.09 crore and INR 28.59 crore respectively have been released accordingly. There are other proposals from other states also have been received and approved.

Such proposals have also been received and approved in other States.

Some of the identified locations for solar power parks/ultra mega solar power projects on the list are 750 MW, Vav Taluka in Banaskantha, 1500 MW near Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and 1000 MW in Mehboob Nagar in Telangana, 2500 MW in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh, 100 MW in Bijapur, Karnataka, 600 MW IN Jalaun, Sonabhadra & Allahabad in Uttarpradesh, 50 MW near Guwahati, in Meghalaya.

2000 MW in Bhandla, Punjab, 3700 MW in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 500 MW & 1000 MW in Tamil nadu & Odisha respectively.