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World's Largest Solar Power Plant For Gujarat

Even as the BJP is licking its wounds after its defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is quietly setting up the world's largest solar power project in the state with an investment of Rs 50,000 crore.

The state government recently signed an MOU with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) to set up a 5,000 hectare solar energy park on infertile land in Kutch district. Earlier in January this year, the govt had allotted a capacity of over 700 MW to other developers. With the latest agreement, the total generation capacity of various solar power plants that will come up in the park has gone up to 3,000 MW.

This will reduce CO2 emission by 5.2 million tons annually and create employment opportunities for over 20,000 people.

Recession or not, Gujarat continues to steam ahead.


Mavin said...


This is a CM who has his finger on ground realities and is update with happenings in almost every field. Coupled with this is the willingness to think "jara hatke", experiment and use his power to push through many initiatives.

Vinod_Sharma said...

I agree. No wonder Gujarat is on a totally different growth trajectory. I hear someone say the other day that this was the real "Hindu rate of growth"!

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