Azure Power has plans of investing 8.0 billion Indian rupees to set up solar power project in Punjab’s Fazilka and Bathinda districts, The Economic Times of India reported.The projects will have a capacity of 150 MW. The projects are part of the planned 500-MW capacity lined up for commissioning in Punjab in the current financial year by Hindustan Clean Energy, Mytrah, Photon and Prayanta.
Azure Power will set up the plants in villages of Badal, Bahadurgarh Jadian in Bathinda and Korianwali and Bahadurkhera in Fazilka.
“In areas affected by water logging and barrenness, solar plant have supplemented the income of farmers,” Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal said on Friday while laying the foundation stone of a project at Vanvala in Muktsar. Earlier, Badal inaugurated a 28 MW capacity solar plant at Killianwali. He said Punjab has become a power surplus state.