He said there will be single window clearance for all clean energy and renewable power projects in Maharashtra. This will help timely completion of projects
MUMBAI: Infertile land in Maharashtra to be made available for solar power projects, said state energy minister Nitin Raut. “Land which belongs to state owned power companies and private one would also be made available for the solar power projects,” he added further. He was speaking at a video conference with Indo French Chamber of Commerce.
He said there will be single window clearance for all clean energy and renewable power projects in Maharashtra. This will help timely completion of projects.
He further said that the state would implement solar power projects with an aim to reduce its dependence on thermal power. “We will clear renewable power projects with an aim to protect nature and the earth from global warming,” he said.
There are vast tracts of government land which are without cultivation and this would be made available under green energy programmes.
A high power committee will study solar power projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat while framing it’s solar power policy in Maharashtra. In the past, Raut had asked the Mahagenco to implement the mega solar power projects in the state to reduce its dependence on conventional energy. In accordance with the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Solar Park Scheme, 2500 MW-capacity solar parks are being developed in the state through Joint Venture Company (JVC) of NTPC Ltd and Mahagenco, Raut announced.
“The state is presently scouting for land which will be made available for massive solar projects. It will cater to the growing demand of electricity across the state while at the same time ensure we invest more in generation of green energy,” he said.
Senior officials from Mahagenco (state power generation company) and Mahatransco (power transmission company) were part of the video conference.