CM dedicates Pavagada solar plant to nation

CM dedicates Pavagada solar plant to nation

CM dedicates Pavagada solar plant to nation

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Thursday, said the mega solar power plant set up here was the eighth wonder of the world and a pride of Karnataka.

He was speaking after inaugurating unit I of the power plant set up at Tirumani in Nagalamadike hobli of the taluk. The power plant, christened as the 'Shakti Sthala,' would help remove the backward and drough-prone tag associated with the taluk. It would open the floodgates of prosperity for Pavagada, the chief minister said. The power plant would accelerate economic growth here by attracting industries, Siddaramaiah said. The 600-MW unit I is part of the 2,000-MW environment friendly power plant proposed here.

In his speech, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar said Karnataka generated the highest quantum of solar power in the country, at 3,628 MW. He said the state was now self-reliant in electricity generation, in the face of tough challenges.

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