Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), under the renewable energy ministry, is promoting 5,000 MW (mega watt) and 2,500 MW solar power projects in Ladakh and Kargil. With its mammoth power generation capacity
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for 7.5GW of grid-connected solar PV projects, including implementation of power transmission and evacuation infrastructure, in the Leh and Kargil districts of Jammu & Kashmir state.
Indian Railways is all set to make your travel plans that much more exciting (and shorter), with the world’s highest railway line project, connecting Ladakh and New Delhi in 20 hours. The national transporter is planning to build the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the Indo-China border.
The government of India has once again floated the idea of setting up a large solar power project in the Ladakh region.
The region receives the highest solar radiation per unit area in India.
The government will come out with a single bid for setting up 25 GW of solar capacity in Ladakh, Power Minister RK Singh said today, and asserted that renewable energy is a must for sustainable development.
Work on building a road tunnel across the Zoji La Pass, providing the Kashmir Valley with all-weather access to Ladkah, a strategically important border region, will begin May 19.
Ladakh accounts for more than two-thirds of the land area of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. As a high altitude cold desert, though, it hosts only about 5% of the state’s population.
What do you do when you are stationed at 12,000ft above sea level in a cold desert like Ladakh but do not have access to 24X7 power? The usual solution is to burn diesel and kerosene to keep warm or, if it’s available, burn firewood.
The Ladakh region of India is known as the roof of the world. It has immense potential to generate solar power with its large patches of barren land surrounded by mountains.
The Prime Minister’s Office has asked the defence and power ministries to immediately resolve the issue of a no-objection certificate required for a 375-km electricity transmission line to pass through the sensitive border areas of Drass and Kargil to Leh.