Ladakh, known for its pristine natural beauty and colourful mountains towering over vast swathes of desolate land, is set to add another feature to its fame – the world’s largest single-location solar photo-voltaic plant.
Some 200km to the south in Kargil, another mega project will join forces to light up the plains, keep glaciers cool by saving 12,750 tonne of carbon emission a year, remove dependence on diesel gensets and create livelihood for the local population that remains cut off for 6-8 months.
SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India)- under the renewable energy ministry – is promoting the projects in J&K on a scale matching the grandeur of their locations – 5,000 MW (mega watt) for the Ladakh unit and 2,500 MW for Kargil – to be completed by 2023 at an estimated investment of Rs 45,000 crore. Read more
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