India To Set Up Renewable Projects Along India-Pak Border

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  • A 30km long and 20km wide parcel of land has been identified along the border in Kutch district for the project
  • The government is also in talks with the state-run companies to build clean energy parks
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A top government official told LiveMint that India will set up solar and wind projects on fallow land along its international border with Pakistan. By doing this, India plans to address the issue of land availability for clean energy projects.

Selecting the right stretch of land
A 30km long and 20km wide parcel of land has been identified along the border in Kutch district of Gujarat and stretches along the border in Bikaner, Barmer and Jaisalmer districts of Rajasthan, reported the news daily.

Another government told LiveMint that they have seen that in some areas, agricultural land gets diverted for setting up clean energy projects, which in turn raises the question of food security.

The third government official stated that these are desert areas with no habitats. These are large stretches that can be utilized post defense clearances because security is paramount.

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In order to combat climate change, the government is also in talks with state-run companies to build clean energy parks.

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