Centre approves plan for setting up 12,000 MW solar PV power projects

The proposal will provide direct employment to 60,000 people for about one year in pre-commissioning activities/construction phase

GN Bureau | February 11, 2019


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The centre has approved the ministry of new and renewable energy’s proposal for implementation of the central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) scheme phase two for setting up 12,000 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects with a viability gap funding (VGF) support of Rs 8,580 crore.

 
The 12,000 MW or more capacity of grid connected solar power projects will be set up by the government producers in four years i.e. from 2019-20 to 2022-23 based on the terms and conditions specified in the government producer scheme.
 
The scheme will mandate use of both solar PV cells and modules manufactured domestically as per specifications and testing requirements fixed by MNRE.
 
The scheme will also help in giving a push to Make in lndia initiative by encouraging government producers to procure solar cells and modules from domestic manufacturers. It will create sufficient demand for domestically produced solar PV cells and modules for next 3-4 years.
 
The proposal will provide direct employment to around 60,000 people for about one year in pre-commissioning activities/ construction phase and around 18,000 persons for about 25 years in the operation and maintenance period. That apart, over 1.20 lakh additional employment opportunities will also be created.
 

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