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110 remote villages in Tamil Nadu to get solar power

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu one of the pioneers in renewable energy and the leader in Wind Energy with about 43% of the installed capacity in India has released a Solar Road map for the state in December last year.

Last month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that her government was proposing to bring out the “Vision Document 2025″ meeting the expectations of the industry leaders, she said.

“This document will contain clear-cut policies for promoting investments in infrastructure like power, ports, ship building. There will be special emphasis on renewable energy like solar power”, she said.

Presenting the budget, the state Finance Minister, O Pannerselvam , said a number of new schemes have been launched and several development initiatives were taken up by the government and total cost of the schemes will be Rs 8,900 cr.

As part of the government’s commitment towards green energy, it is proposed to establish initially a 50 MW solar park in PPP mode through bidding process, the Finance Minister said.

According to reports,  Minister for Electricity R Viswanathan on Monday said that only 110 remote villages in hilly terrains were yet to get electricity connections and the CM had advised setting up of solar power systems in those places considering the practical difficulties in taking routine power connection lines to such places.

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