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Mahagenco to set up 4 solar plants

Priya sundarajan | | Updated on: May 07, 2012

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) plans to set up four more solar power plants in the State with a cumulative capacity of about 200 MW by 2015.

A senior Maharashtra Government official said the plants will come up in districts of Beed, Sangli, Parbhani and Osmanabad. The district administration has been ordered to find suitable State Government land for setting the project.

Since land acquisition has become a major challenge in Maharashtra, non-cultivable lands are being surveyed. Preference would be given to 100 hectare plots, which are fully owned by the Government, the official said.

Last May, the Maharashtra Government has announced 150 MW solar project, near Sakri town in Dhule district. It had hit a major hurdle as the State Forest Department had claimed ownership of project site. Now, the issue has been resolved and the project work has commenced, the official added.

Published on May 07, 2012

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