Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje urged the Centre to develop new grid sub-stations for the distribution of power generated in Rajasthan under “Green Energy Corridor”. During her meeting with Union Minister of State for Energy Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, Raje said solar power generation is increasing in Rajasthan and most of the solar power generated in the state will be exported to other states.
Setting up of solar power plants is much faster (9-12 months) than development of transmission capacity (18-30 months), a release quoting her said in Jaipur. She said Power Grid Corporation of India is developing transmission network under “Green Energy Corridor” which needs to be further strengthened by developing at least five new 765/400 KV Grid substations in Rajasthan to facilitate the distribution of solar power generated in Jaipur.
The Chief Minister was thankful to Goyal for sanctioning Rs 2,381 crores under ‘Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana’. She said that for the development of solar projects, land laws have been amended and farmers are allowed to sub-lease their holding to investor firms without requirement of conversion.
“This will make farmers partner in development in Renewable Energy and also empower them,” the release quoting her said. Goyal assured Raje that his Ministry shall provide every possible support to the state government for timely completion of the ambitious energy projects of Rajasthan, the releaae added.
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