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Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam’s Chief Minister, announced Saturday that the state is looking at generating 1,000 MW solar power through an investment of 5,000 crores.
The state government plans to also establish a joint venture company (JVC), with Neyveli Lignit Corporation (now NLC India Ltd.).
According to IANS, Sarma stated that the project was being pursued in order to make Assam energy self-sufficient. A MoU will be signed with NLC India Ltd, a Navratna company, in order to establish the JVC for the solar plant.
Sarma told media that Dima Hasao’s proposed solar power project will use 5,000 bighas of land.
On May 31, the Assam CM inaugurated a 70 MW solar power plant at Amguri, Sivasagar. He had also announced that four additional solar power projects in the state would be inaugurated during the ceremony. Each will have a 25-MW generation capacity.