MP govt gives nod to 750 MW solar power station

With the solar energy project costing around Rs 4,500 crore, Gudh tehsil in Rewa district will be the home of world's largest solar power station

solar power station

BHOPAL, Apr 28: Madhya Pradesh government today cleared a project for setting up the world's largest 750 MW solar power station at Gudh tehsil in Rewa district of the state. The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh here approved the proposal for commissioning the world's largest solar power station at Gudh in Rewa, state government spokesperson and MP Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters. He said that a loan from the World Bank will be sought for commissioning the ultra mega green power generation station. The state's new and renewable energy department will make available the land for the project, he added. The minister said that Center and the state have formed a joint venture company to facilitate commissioning the project. According to an official of MP New and Renewable Energy, the solar energy project will cost around Rs 4,500 crore. Mishra said the Power Grid Corporation of India will be roped in to lay the transmission line of the project. He said that 40 per cent of power from the project will be wheeled to the state by MP Power Management Company. Mishra also said that the retirement age of group A and B staffers of MP Finance Commission has been increased from 58 to 60 on the recommendation of the commission's board of director.