Congress questions government’s claim on 750MW Rewa solar project.

The 750-megawatt Rewa solar Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh was dedicated to the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (July 10). The solar plant was set up by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, a joint endeavor between Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited and the Center’s Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The venture has additionally gotten Rs 138 crore money related help from the central government.

However, BJP ministers and leaders’ guarantee that it was Asia’s biggest solar power-plant has not gone down well with the Congress.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief D.K. Shivakumar took to Twitter to communicate his anger.

 

“The BJP-led Central government is claiming today that it has inaugurated Asia’s Largest Solar Plant of 750MW at Rewa, MP. Now, what is the 2,000MW solar plant in Pavagada, Karnataka, which was built in just 3 years by @INCKarnataka govt and has been operational since 2018?” asked Shivakumar, who, as the then state energy minister, had guided the Pavagada venture.

Further, Shivakumar expressed that the Pavagada solar park was extraordinary on the grounds that not a solitary section of land had been procured from the farmers. “Each of the 13,000 sections of land have been rented from the farmers who are being given yearly lease. The Karnataka model of sustainable power source was acknowledged as the best in India,” he said.

Shivakumar challenged the Union power minister to reply with respect to how the Central government could guarantee that Rewa Solar Park (750MW) was the biggest in Asia, when the Pavagada park was a lot bigger (2,000MW) and was opened two years back.

The Pavagada park was created by the Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL), a joint endeavor between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Karnataka Renewable Energy (KREDL). The grounds were taken on a yearly lease of Rs 21,000/section of land, with arrangements for amendment.

Of the all-out 2,050MW limit, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) executed 600MW of solar PV ventures, SECI actualized 200MW, while KREDL actualized 1,250MW. The last 200MW limit was dispatched in December 2019.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appeared to scrutinize the administration over its case that the 750 megawatt (MW) Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power venture in Madhya Pradesh as Asia’s biggest.

 

The previous Congress president tweeted only a single word and labeled a post from the Prime Minister’s office’s Twitter handle.

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on January 19, 2020, had tweeted to share the news saying, “India Takes Lead in Clean Energy: World’s biggest solar park at Pavagada in Karnataka is presently operational. Producing 2050MW of clean energy, the recreation center is situated ashore rented from farmers, using the dry spell hit zone and adding to farmers’ income.”

Well, It is doubtful whether which is the Largest but one thing is sure. Projects like these will be somewhere shaping the Future of India. Be it is the Karnataka Plant or the Rewa plant both will change the outlook of India.