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PM to flag off work for setting up world’s largest solar and wind energy park in Kutch

<p class="p1">Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the world’s largest hybrid renewable energy park at Kutch in Gujarat.  Built over a massive 100,000 hectares, which is bigger than the area covered by Mumbai, the wasteland near Khavda-Vighakot village, is located within a six kilometres radius of the India-Pakistan border. Khavda is the last point near the border that can be accessed by civilians.</p>

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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">PM Shri <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@narendramodi</a> to visit Gujarat on December 15 to perform ground breaking for world’s largest renewable energy park in border area of Kutch and also for a desalination plant at Mandvi. <a href="https://t.co/c3ywi2ORHu">pic.twitter.com/c3ywi2ORHu</a></p>
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) <a href="https://twitter.com/CMOGuj/status/1334478695080153096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 3, 2020</a></blockquote>
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<p class="p1">The park is expected to generate 30,000 MW energy which can roughly to meet the combined demand of south Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.</p>
<p class="p1">The project was cleared by the Gujarat government in July after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) gave its approval to use the land to build the park.</p>
<p class="p1">The hybrid energy park project is one of the select projects of national importance that the Prime Minister reviews as part of his monthly PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) system. Over the past two years, the PMO has sent several reminders to the state government to expedite land allotment for the project.</p>
<p class="p1">In September, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal tweeted about the park.</p>

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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">Green future ♻️: 41.5GW renewable energy park with estimated investment of ₹1.35 lakh crore in Gujarat approved.</p>
This will help realise PM <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NarendraModi</a> ji's vision of ensuring India's leadership in the green economy &amp; create numerous jobs. <a href="https://t.co/u8QGqVAlpK">https://t.co/u8QGqVAlpK</a>

— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1303931541857251328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 10, 2020</a></blockquote>
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<p class="p1">The renewable energy park is divided in two-zones:  a 49,600-hectare hybrid park zone that will accommodate wind and solar power plants of 24,800 MW capacity and a wind park zone spread over 23,000 hectares.</p>
<p class="p1"><strong>Investment and jobs</strong></p>
<p class="p1">Overall, the energy park is expected to attract investments of around Rs 1.35 lakh crore. The deadline for the completion of the renewable park is 2022.  The state government has allocated land to six developers: Adani Green Energy Ltd (19,000 ha) to install 9,500 MW, Sarjan Realities Ltd (Suzlon, 9,500 ha) and NTPC Ltd (9,500 ha) will install 4,750 MW.  Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd (4,750 ha) will install 2,375 MW and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (6,650 ha) will install 3,325 MW energy.</p>
<p class="p1">The entire 23,000-hectare wind zone park has been allotted to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set up wind projects.</p>
<p class="p1"><strong>India’s achievements in renewable energy</strong></p>
<p class="p1">India has made significant progress in renewable power installation. International media like Foreign Policy and Taiwan Time (attaching the story link) has praised the government for its green energy surge program.</p>
<p class="p1">India is expected to reduce emissions by as much as 45 per cent by 2030, far surpassing its Paris target.</p>
<p class="p1">Till August 2020, India’s installed capacity of renewable energy touched 88,793.43 MW and the country has set a target of achieving 75,000 MW of renewable power by 2022. Of the 100,000 MW solar power, about 40,000 MW is targeted from solar rooftop projects.</p>.