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Rs.25K Crore Investment Expected For World's Largest Solar Park in Dholera

News Date 2018-04-13

Rs.25K Crore Investment Expected For World's Largest Solar Park in Dholera

Gandhinagar: In line with the central government's ambitious  target of producing 175 giga watt electrical power from renewable power sources by 2022, Gujarat has set the ball rolling for establishing India's biggest 5,000MW solar park in Dholera, close to 80km from Ahmedabad. The state has also proposed a 200MW wind park in the exact same location.

The state government on Tuesday accorded its in-principle approval to the project, which will come up on 11,000 hectares of land along the Gulf of Khambhat in the Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR).

"Gujarat is after once again foremost the way with the implementation of India's, and almost certainly the globe's, biggest solar park of 5,000MW in DSIR," chief minister Vijay Rupani stated. "Initial research have proven incredible prospective for producing solar energy."

According to government estimates, the development of this enormous solar park will appeal to an investment of Rs 25,000 crore and create employment for more than 20,000 people.

"This solar park will not only generate employment for regional residents but will also generate possibilities for the complete provide chain to set up manufacturing amenities in the adjacent Dholera Industrial City," Rupani mentioned.

Solar panel manufactures, hefty engineering organizations, and other firms have presently began inquiring about the possibilities to set up amenities in Dholera.

Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL), Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) and Gujarat Electric Transmission Corporation (GETCO) along with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Central Transmission Unit (CTU) are presently on board for implementing the venture.

Manoj Das, principal secretary to the CM and in-charge principal secretary, business & mines division, explained: "The essential land for the proposed park is currently with the state government and there will be no require for personal land acquisition. The land is of CRZ kind 1(B) which can be utilized for mangrove plantation or renewable power generation." So there will be no concern of surroundings clearance since the land has previously has surroundings clearance, he mentioned.

The government also strategies to set up a 200MW wind park in DSIR, which is anticipated to appeal to further investment to the tune of Rs 1,400 crore.

The state government final year broke ground for a 700MW ultra-mega solar park at Radhanesda village of Vav taluka in Banaskantha district. This venture is positioned some 150km from Patan district's Charanka, which homes the state's initial this kind of park with 700MW capability. Apart from this, one more 500MW solar park at Suigam in Banaskantha is in the pipeline.

At current, the complete set up energy generation capability of Gujarat is 1,420MW; the state was after the leading solar energy producing state. With other states this kind of as Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu including a lot more capability, Gujarat ranked fifth as on October 2017.

As portion of its renewable electrical power acquire  strategy, state-run GUVNL intends to procure 7,000MW by 2021-22, which also consists of  5,500MW solar electrical power.

Source:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/5000mw-solar-park-to-come-up-in-dholera/articleshow/63703005.cms