Odisha govt identifies 1415 acres of suitable land for 400 Mw solar park

Odisha has also identified 600 acres of land in Jharsuguda and Deogarh districts for the balance solar capacity

Nirmalya BeheraJayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
Solar Power

The solar power project in Odisha has gained traction after the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) approved its staggered implementation.
Odisha was mandated to develop 1000 Mw solar park originally. But, the state government recast its project design and sought approval from the MNRE to build a truncated 400 Mw capacity in the first phase. Acquiring 5000 acres of contiguous land was seen as a key roadblock to develop 1000 Mw capacity in one go.
With the ministry approving the preliminary DPR seeking phased implementation of the solar park, the state government has kicked off its land hunt. It has identified 1415.3 acres of suitable land in Sambalpur and Boudh districts in the state’s hinterland. 

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First Published: Feb 24 2018 | 2:22 PM IST

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