Solar projects in NE may get 100 per cent funding

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The Centre is likely to clear the proposal for hundred per cent funding of solar power projects in the North East, with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy endorsing the demand of the Power Ministers of the region, says a report.

Replying to a supplementary question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah said he put the matter before the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister saying that for the Northeastern States, the assistance from the Government of India should be 100 per cent, so that renewable energy could be given in much greater quantities to those regions.

“This is because a number of areas in those regions are ones, where transmission lines have not reached, and it would take a long time for transmission lines to come. Therefore, we are, in full measure, trying to help not only the North East but also every other place,” he said.

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