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Rajasthan Government signs MoU with NTPC, SECI to setup 8000 MW Renewable park to illuminate India-Pakistan Border

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8000MW renewable park to light up India-Pak border areas in RajasthanRajasthan Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to establish Ultra Mega Renewal Energy Power Park to illuminate India’s border areas with Pakistan in Rajasthan.

The park will be of 8, 000 MegaWatts (MW) capacity, and will comprise of 4, 310 MW of Wind Energy, 3, 760 of Solar Energy and 120 MW of Power from Biomass.

Key Points:

i.Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) will sign a separate MoU with NTPC and SECI to materialise the Mega Power Park Project of the Government of India.

ii.Rajasthan shares over a 1000 Kilometre-long International border with Pakistan, which is supplied power through traditional methods.

iii.At present, an annual expenditure of INR 40 Crore will be incurred for supplying power to the border through traditional methods, Renewable energy will reduce the expenditure to one-third of the present cost.

Other Approvals:

i.Rajasthan Government approved a proposal for setting up of Solar Power Parks to generate 10, 000 MW Green Energy with an Investment of INR 50, 000 Crore.Five solar power parks will be set up in Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jalore, and Barmer.

ii.It has given a proposal to Adani Green Energy Limited to set up solar power parks at five locations and a solar panel manufacturing unit which will generate around 7, 500 direct and indirect jobs.

iii.The present Solar Generation Capacity of Rajasthan is 4, 883 MW.

Recent Related News:

i.On 2nd August 2020, The Government of Rajasthan approved the 5% reservations to the More Backward Classes(MBC) in the state judicial service.

About Rajasthan:

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