In an effort to make Assam independent of green energy, Assam’s Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated a 25MW solar power project at Lalpul in Udalguri district on Tuesday.
The Rs 300 billion solar power project, established in build-own-operate mode under the 2017 Assam Solar Energy Directive, is expected to benefit some 65,000 consumers in the Udalguri district.
On that occasion, Sarma said that the government is committed to bringing the country’s overall development to a higher level over the next five years by shifting the country’s power plants to non-conventional energy sources rather than conventional energy sources.
He said, in the next 5 years, 50 percent of Assam’s energy needs will be met by solar energy.
Solar power generation in the state will reach 215 MW in the next two months.
By 2026, Assam will become the leading producer of solar energy in the country, Sarma announced.
Of all the problems in the world, climate change is one of the biggest, he said, adding that the government of Assam, in its efforts to take the state’s development to a higher level, has decided to strike a balance between development and nature. Find .
For this reason, steps are taken to utilize renewable energy sources. He also said that in the next five years, Assam will be one of the leading states in the country to use renewable energy sources to drive the state’s development and reduce the impact of pollution.
Sarma inaugurated another solar power project in Amguri, Sivasagar district on May 31 with a generating capacity of 70 MW, the largest solar power project in North East India.
The government of Assam plans to generate 1,000 MW of solar power with an investment of Rs 5,000 crore by establishing a joint venture with Neyveli Lignite Corporation (now NLC India Ltd), the Prime Minister announced earlier.