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India has achieved 12,200 MW of solar capacity, says Goyal

India has achieved 12,200 MW of solar capacity, says Goyal

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“This mark, we are going to achieve by this year-end, five years ahead of the target set by the earlier government. We are confident that we will achieve our 100 GW target by 2022,” Goyal added. Speaking on the occasion, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the DMRC will now get green energy for around Rs 3.30 per unit from RUMS. “Right now, DMRC is getting power for around Rs 6 per unit. But now it will get green energy at a very cheaper rate of just Rs 3.30 per unit,” he said.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said providing clean and green energy was priority of the state and his government is promoting sustainable development keeping in mind the environment. RUMS is a joint venture of Solar Energy Corporation of India and MP Urja Vikas Nigam, where in both parties have 50 per cent stake. DMRC will get 24 per cent solar power from this project.

Source:PTI
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