On MP Foundation Day, CM Announces Twin Schemes for Solar Power

Highlights :

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced two new schemes on the 66th Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh, which was celebrated as Madhya Pradesh Utsav with the guiding theme of Atmanirbhar MP on Monday.
  • The two new schemes, included Kusum Yojana, under which cooperation will be provided to the local bodies for setting up 2 MW solar power plants and arrangements will be made by the government to purchase electricity produced by them.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced two new schemes on the 66th Foundation Day of the state, which was celebrated as Madhya Pradesh Utsav with the guiding theme of Atmanirbhar MP on Monday.

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The two new schemes included Kusum Yojana, under which cooperation will be provided to the local bodies for setting up 2 MW solar power plants and arrangements will be made by the government to purchase electricity produced by them. The other scheme Mukhyamantri Udyam Kranti Yojana will aim to provide self-employment to the youth.

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as a surprise success story in recent years for solar power, leaping over larger states like Uttar Pradesh in establishing large solar parks, notably, the REWA solar park, whch was commissioned with an initial capacity of 750 MW.

Chouhan expounded on the work being done in Atal Expressway, Narmada Expressway, River Link Abhiyan, implementation of schemes in the field of irrigation, drinking water, power generation and new efforts in solar energy sector.

Last month, 400 acres were demarcated for the installation of a solar power plant under Narmada Project in MP. Since the state government had been looking to aid alternative energy sources, the Indore Municipal Corporation proposed to install a 100MW solar power plant under Narmada project.

The installation of solar power plant will reduce the demand of power of Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board (MPEB), said an official.

Around the same time, textile manufacturer Trident commissioned a 7.6 MW solar power plant at Budhni, Madhya Pradesh, for captive use. Moving towards a greener planet, the Group aims to use renewable and clean energy for reducing carbon emission.

In its regulatory filing, the company informed that this 7.6 MW solar power project was expected to produce 33,500 units per day to be consumed in manufacturing facilities located at Budhni, resulting in considerable savings for Trident.

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