Maharashtra to get floating solar power generation plants on four dams

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Maharashtra is all set to get floating solar power generation plants on four dams. State Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan told the Legislative Council yesterday that the backwater of Wardha, Bebala, Khadakpurna and Pentakli dams has been selected for setting up the floating solar panels as per the Swiss Challenge method.

He informed that the estimated investment per megawatt is 4.45 crore rupees, with a total installed capacity of 500 MW.He also informed that a committee headed by the executive director of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) is currently scrutinising the detailed project report and drafting the tenders.

The Minister said that the work to set up the plants is under progress as permitted under the Maharashtra Infrastructure Development Enabling Authority Act. (AIR NEWS)