Odisha plans Rs 400 cr solar power plant at Boudh

The state energy department plans to set up a 50 Mw solar powerproject at Manmunda in Boudh district at an investment of around Rs 400 crore.

The power plant will be set up by Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd (GEDCOL).

The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by chief secretary, Jugal Kishare Mohapatra at the state secretariat where in energy secretary, Pradeep Kumar Jena outlined the broad features of the project.

It may be noted that Solar Energy Corporation of India has proposed to set up solar projects of 750 Mw in different parts of the country and GEDCOL will bid for 50 Mw project to be set up in Odisha at the proposed site.

State’s nodal land acquisition agency Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) is requested to provide the land to GEDCOL for the project.

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