Rajasthan govt clears solar policy


During a meeting presided over by chief minister Ashok Gehlot, the state government has cleared the Rajasthan State Solar Policy 2011 along with a new policy on land allotment at concessional rates. The policy aims to promote solar power production and bring in maximum investments into the state to develop Rajasthan as a hub for solar energy. The state is expected to generate up to 1,500 MW from solar energy by 2013-14 and is expecting an investment of Rs 150 billion (Rs 15,000 crore) in the private sector. The production would be increased to 3,000 MW by 2017-18 with an additional investment of Rs 200 billion (Rs 20,000 crore).


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