PM Modi To Launch 600 MW Ultra Mega Solar Power Park in Jhansi

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These projects will also provide potable drinking water to people in the region

In an effort to convert the Bundelkhand region with abundant land and sunlight into a “solar power hub” in the state, PM Narendra Modi will launch multiple development projects worth over Rs 6250 crore in Mahoba and Jhansi districts in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the government spokesman, the Jhansi project is one of the three ultra-mega solar parks that are proposed to be set up in the region to generate 2,000 MW solar power in “plug and play mode” under the Centre’s Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPP) scheme.

The projects include Arjun Sahayak Project, Ratauli Weir Project, Bhaoni Dam Project, and Majhgaon-Chilli Sprinkler Project.

The cumulative cost of these projects is more than Rs 3250 crore and once fully operating, they will help irrigate around 65,000 hectares of land in the districts of Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda and Lalitpur, benefitting lakhs of farmers, the PMO said.

These projects will also provide potable drinking water to people in the region, it said.

“Besides the 600 MW solar park in Jhansi, the foundation stone of which is to be laid by the Prime Minister on November 19, the action is also being taken to set up a 600 MW solar park in Lalitpur and 800 MW solar park in Chitrakoot,” a senior official of the alternative energy department said.

The park is being constructed at a cost of over Rs 3,000 crore, and will help provide cheaper electricity and grid stability, the PMO said.

“The Centre will provide 30 per cent of the project cost. The UP Power Corporation Ltd will buy the power to be generated from the solar park.

Apart from this, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the Jhansi unit of Bharat Dynamics Limited.

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