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Issues related to 10-GW renewable energy project in Ladakh still not resolved

Last Updated on May 19, 2022 at 3:43 pm

Issues related to establishment of 10 Giga-Watt (GW) renewable energy project in Ladakh seems to be never ending. It can be very well be judged from the fact that despite of the the intervention of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy the issues creating hindrances have not been sorted.

It is pertinent to mention that few years back, this project was announced. Union Minister for Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy reviewed the implementation of 10 GW Renewable Energy Project in a meeting also attended by Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh R K Mathur.

In the meeting, it was decided that 20,000 acres of land at Pang along Leh-Manali Highway would be provided immediately by UT of Ladakh for setting up of Renewable Energy Park, while availability of other 20,000 acres of land at Pang would be explored based on inputs provided by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

MNRE team was also sent to Ladakh to sort the issues no headway has been made. As per reports, even survey of the identified land to highlight the problems has yet not been started and the tenders for engaging some company for this task were floated only in the recent past. Due to all this, uncertainty is still prevailing over establishment of first ever mega Solar Park in Ladakh Union Territory.

To highlight the main benefits of this project, Ladakh Ladakh will receive revenue per annum on account of leasing of the land for setting up of Renewable Energy Project and Central Public Sector Enterprises will undertake Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for development in the region.