NEW DELHI

Rajasthan to produce 25,000 MW of solar power

Rajasthan plans to produce 25,000 MW of solar power and get recognition as a “green State”. The desert State has also worked out a strategy for exporting power to other States.

Additional Chief Secretary (Infrastructure) C. S. Rajan said at a session on “Creating world class infrastructure” organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here that the State Government had also set a target for installing 10,000 solar pumps for agriculture.

Power, water and road connectivity continued to be the priority sectors in the State, said Mr. Rajan at the session that marked the CII-Rajasthan’s annual day. In the road sector, Rajasthan was planning to construct three corridors from east to west of a total length of 1,100 km, said Mr. Rajan.

Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam chairman and managing director R. G. Gupta said the power discoms in the State were in a position of strength in terms of distribution and transmission of electricity. He said the discoms would work under the financial restructuring plan.

CII northern region chairman Jayant Davar said the State government must make land available for industries and arrange for adequate supply of water. Infrastructure expert R. S. Ramasubramaniam said a policy of investment, institutional arrangement and infrastructure vision and initiative was essential for creating world class infrastructure.

A reference was made to the Japanese zone in Neemrana industrial area, which has become a model for others to emulate, as well as a special zone attracting the Korean investment.

Mr. Rajan released a report on “Manufacturing in Rajasthan: Agenda for development” on the occasion.

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