The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has approved the ambitious 5GW solar park project at Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR). The tender for Phase-I of this project of 1000 MW will be out in June this year.
Jai Prakash Shivhare, managing director of Dholera Industrial City Development Corporation Ltd (DICC) said “We got approval from MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) for the solar park. With this, the tender for the first phase of the solar park is set to be out in June itself. The next phase will be undertaken in the subsequent months.”
DSIR is biggest of the eight smart cities proposed to be built on the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Dholera is now set to have the country’s largest solar park.
According to TOI the state government gave in-principle approval to the project early this month. The project will come up on 11,000 hectares of land along the Gulf of Khambhat. The government anticipates the park to attract investment of Rs 25,000 crore and generate employment for 20,000 people.