The State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) has reportedly approved the NHPC’s proposals to set up two solar power projects in Bihar. According to The Telegraph, solar power project will be set up at a cost of Rs 275 crore with a combined capacity of generating around 260 MW of electricity
One out of the two solar power projects will be set-up at Tilori in Guraru block in Gaya at a cost of Rs 229 crore, which will produce 250 MW of electricity, says the report. Another with a capacity of up to 10 MW will be set-up in the wetlands of Khagaria at a cost of Rs 46 crore.
A close source aware of the development speaking to the publication said “NHPC’s two proposals have been approved. They are important not only because they will produce green energy, but also because the Gaya project is a part of capacity building effort in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas, while the Khagaria project will be developed at a wetland in Daini Moin area and benefit Extremely Backward Castes (EBC).”