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Govt push to state’s first floating solar plant

Monday - October 14, 2019 11:06 am , Category : WTN SPECIAL

WTN- In a push to the Centre’s clean energy initiative, the Madhya Pradesh government is planning a new solar power plant worth Rs 1,200 crore that will produce 200 MW power. The tenders for the project will be issued at the ‘Magnificent MP’ investors’ conclave to be held on October 18. On October 17, CM Kamalnath will do the bhoomi pujan of the plant. The uniqueness of the plant is that it will be the state’s first floating solar plant. Khandwa’s Indira Sagar dam has been chosen for the project. A similar floating solar plant is also coming up at Rihand dam of Sonbhadra district in UP which will produce 150 MW power by 2020. MP is fast growing as the hub of renewable energy plants.

The erstwhile Shivraj Singh government had done a lot of work towards this direction thus setting the tone for the same. The state already has a 750 MW solar plant in Rewa, which is reportedly the largest in the country. In Neemuch too there is a 150 MW project and there are preparations to launch a major project at Chhatarpur as well. It is a healthy progress being carried over by the present dispensation from the last government.

In today’s scenario, there is no other way than to go for renewable energy options, solar power being the most viable of them as far as technology and economy is concerned. No government can really do without laying the right stress on such projects, simply because that is the future. The coal-based plants are shutting down or spluttering due to lack of sufficient coal. Their production capacity is not going to last long and we urgently need to shift to cleaner energy options. The pollution levels have grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade and most Indian cities are not even livable by global standards, making it compulsory to explore renewable energy options.

India has immense potential in solar, wind and hydropower and much of it remains untapped due to lack of government initiatives over the years. It is only in the last six years or so that the sector has got an impetus with the government even harping on large scale production and sale of e-vehicles to replace vehicles run by conventional fuel that are major urban pollutants. Every state government beyond party affiliations must do its best to promote renewable and clean energy.

Madhya Pradesh has already taken the lead and holds the potential to be the most productive state when it comes to clean energy due to ample availability of sunlight, wind and water. It must clinch the early stride and make the best out of it. Such a move will not only lower our dependence on polluting energy sources but also generate large scale employment and investment because renewable energy sector is a rapidly emerging field which holds immense opportunity both for the investors and for the youth in diverse avenues and the government thus must facilitate their growth and spread. Solar and wind energy have to be our future.- Window To News