Shimla, Sep 3: The Himachal Pradesh government signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) worth Rs 1000 crore for setting up of solar power plants in the state on Tuesday. One MoU worth Rs 600 crore was signed between State Government and M/s Renew Energy Pvt Ltd through Director of the Company Prabhat Kumar Mishra for setting up of 150 MW Solar Power Plant to produce green energy.
This project is proposed to start production from 2021 and provide employment to over 1000 persons Another MoU, worth Rs 400 crore was also signed with M/s CSE Development (India) Pvt Ltd for setting up of 100 MW Solar Plant to produce renewable energy by Director Business Development and Head Open Access Vikram Madan on behalf of the company.
This project on completion would provide employment to about 700 persons.
The MoUs were signed by Principal Secretary, Power and Renewable Energy Resources Prabodh Saxena. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government would facilitate the companies to obtain necessary permissions and clearances from the concerned authorities at the earliest so that work on these projects could be started soon.
He further said that efforts would be made to use modern environment friendly technology for harnessing solar power and the work to set up the plants would be initiated soon as the land had already been identified in Una and Kangra districts. He stated that the Union Government has fixed the target of harnessing about 99533 MW solar power in the country through renewal solar energy out of which the state has been asked to achieve the target of exploitation of 776 MW solar power by the year 2022. Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi, Special Secretary, MPP and Power, Hem Raj Bairwa, MD JB Power Channel Partner of CleanTech Solar Energy, Girish Bhayana and other senior officers were present on the occasion. (UNI)