Patna: The State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) has cleared the proposals from NHPC, the largest renewable energy company of the Union government, to set up two solar power projects in Bihar at a cost of Rs 275 crore with a combined capacity of generating around 260MW of electricity.
Of the two solar power projects, one will be set-up at Tilori in Guraru block in Gaya at a cost of Rs 229 crore, which will produce 250MW of electricity. Another with a capacity of five to 10MW will be set-up in the wetlands of Khagaria at a cost of Rs 46 crore.
A senior official, who participated in the SIPB meeting, said: “NHPC’s two proposals have been approved. They are important not only because they will produce green energy, but also because the Gaya project is a part of capacity building effort in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas, while the Khagaria project will be developed at a wetland in Daini Moin area and benefit Extremely Backward Castes (EBC).”
Though the Khagaria solar power project will generate up to 10MW, it would be partially floating that would be set up in a wetland area of the district.