Narendra Modi govt to set up world’s largest solar power plant to in Ladakh at a cost of Rs 45,000 crore

The proposed plan to install 5,000 MW of solar energy at Ladakh will make it the largest single-location solar photovoltaic plant in the world and slated to be completed by 2023 at an estimated investment of Rs 45,000 crore.

The clean energy initiative in the country has got a shot in the arm as Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), under the renewable energy ministry, has decided to set up 5,000 MW  and 2,500 MW solar power projects in Ladakh and Kargil respectively, reported Times of India.

According to the reports, the proposed plan to install 5,000 MW of solar energy at Ladakh will make it the largest single-location solar photovoltaic plant in the world. The solar power projects in Ladakh and Kargil are slated to be completed by 2023 at an estimated investment of Rs 45,000 crore.

Ladakh project will be located at Hanle-Khaldo in Nyoma, which is 254 km away from Leh. The power generated by the project will go to Kaithal in Haryana for which a 900 km line will be laid along the Leh-Manali road. The second project at Kargil will be built at Suru in Zanskar, at a 254 km distance from the district headquarters. The project will be connected to the power grid at New Wanpoh near Sri Nagar.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

The bids for the projects offers flexibility by including combining of the plant and associated transmission lines, putting promoters in control so that they do not have to depend on another entity for transmission and suffer in case of delaying of evacuation routes.

“We have addressed issues faced in previous tenders and taken into account the challenging geography,” SECI director (power systems) SK Mishra was quoted in the report as saying.

Leh and Kargil administrations have designated 25,000 and 12,500 acres of non-grazing land, respectively, at prices remunerative for the hill councils. They will also earn a rental of around Rs 1,200 per hectare per annum with a 3 per cent annual increase. Power minister RK Singh in August last year had said Ladakh has a potential of hosting 25,000 MW of solar power projects.

The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set an ambitious target of producing 175 GW of energy from renewable sources – nearly 100 GW through solar power, 60 GW of wind power, 10 GW of biomass power and 5 GW of small hydropower by 2022.

Solar power generation projects are seemed to be the pet project for the present government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invested a lot in making a global solar producing nation. The NDA government has expanded the country’s solar-generation capacity 8 times from 2.63 GW in 2014 under UPA to over 25 GW as on 30 September 2018.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Actor R Madhavan offers support to PM Modi to urge voters to cast votes in elections, gets trolled by ‘liberals’

Because of their sheer bitterness for Modi, these cynics are in no mood to spare anyone who comes out in support of Modi

NC Lok Sabha candidate Akbar Lone begins a rally with ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, says will abuse anyone who abuses Pakistan

Akbar Lone, NC Lok Sabha candidate for Baramulla, said that the country across is a Muslim country and abusing Pakistan would mean he is abusing himself
Malala has maintained a conspicuous silence over atrocities on Hindu girls in her country

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala’s silence on abduction and forceful conversion of two Hindu girls is deafening

Malala, who often preaches the world about feminist adventures and jumps in to display her intellect over human rights issues especially against women across the world seems to have not found her voice to condemn the bigotry of Pakistanis as she could face severe backlash within her own country.
Owner of AAP propaganda blog agitated when Sushma Swaraj stands up for two underage Hindu girls

AAP propaganda site owner gets angry after India expresses concerns over atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan

Sushma Swaraj's move to seek details of the Incident had agitated quite a few people in Pakistan, including their Information and Broadcasting minister Ch Fawad Hussain, who saw it as an intervention in Pakistan's internal matters.

Where is the money? Rahul Gandhi’s promise is going to cost a whopping Rs 3.60 lakh crore a year, 13% of union budget

Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme of Congress party ensures monthly income of Rs 12,000 for 20% of India's population

Rahul Gandhi’s Minimum Income Guarantee could kill all other subsidies and be the mother of all scams

Remember, India’s worst-case scenario is also the Dynasty’s best case scenario.

After ‘Modi removed your name from voter list’, AAP allegedly calls up people pretending to be radio channel

'Who will you vote for?' People speculate if Aam Aadmi Party call centre is up to new trick again

Uttar Pradesh: Congress leader Rashid Alvi withdraws candidature from Amroha because ‘he did not want to lose’

According to some reports Rashid Alvi was reluctant to contest from the Amroha seat against the strong candidates of the BJP and the BSP.
Pakistani Hindus plight

Why can’t Pakistani Hindus go to Europe or America as refugees if Syrians and Rohingyas can?

Countries like Canada and Sweden welcome refugees who are persecuted, but why do Pakistan Hindus fail to get this helping hand?

Latest articles

Connect with us

149,219FansLike
120,795FollowersFollow
31,538SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: