• FM Jaitley says govt to add 20,000 MW capacity through solar parks

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government would take up the second phase of solar park development in the country to add additional 20,000 Megawatt capacity in the country.

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has drawn a scheme to set up number of solar parks across various states in the country, each with a capacity of above 500 MW.

    The scheme proposes to provide financial support by the government to establish solar parks with an aim to facilitate creation of infrastructure necessary for setting up new solar power projects in terms of allocation of land, transmission and evacuation lines, access roads, availability of water and others, in a focused manner.

    India plans to have a total renewable energy capacity of 175 Gigawatt by 2022 and in order to achieve that target, the government plans to implement solar parks, solar defence schemes, solar scheme for review of economic developments 167 PSUs, solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plants on canal bank and canal tops, solar pump, solar rooftop, etc. Su’a Cravens Authentic Jersey

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