The Maharashtra Energy Department has reportedly formed a committee to frame a solar power policy for the state.
The energy department’s panel is headed by the Principal Secretary of the Energy Department, Energy Minister Nitin Raut recently said in a statement.
The committee will frame a comprehensive solar power policy with an aim to reduce dependence on thermal power and clear solar projects speedily through a single-window system, the minister said.
Raut said a separate company would be established for providing land for solar power projects with the creation of land bank.
Chairpersons and Managing Directors of state power utilities Mahavitaran, Mahapareshan and Mahanirmiti and Director General of Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) are members of the committee while deputy secretary/ joint secretary from the Energy Department is the member secretary, he said.