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Haryana to promote solar power plants on canals

New solar policy offers 2% price preference for small developers

Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal and Haryana Chief Minster Manohar Lal Khattar at 'Happening Haryana Global investors summit 2016' in Gurgaon
Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal and Haryana Chief Minster Manohar Lal Khattar at 'Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016' in Gurgaon

The Haryana government on Tuesday released its solar power policy, which aims to add 4,000 megawatt (Mw) of solar power by 2022. The policy unveiled on the last day of Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit aims to promote generation of green and clean power through a conducive atmosphere for the investors. To give boost to the solar energy sector, incentives such as industrial status, electricity duty exemption, banking facility, cross-subsidy charges, etc have been provided in the policy. The government has also decided to purchase solar power over and above the solar renewable ...