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Himachal signs pacts to tap 250 MW solar power
Shimla, Sep 3 - Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday signed two pacts for setting up solar power plants with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore.
One pact for Rs 600 crore was signed with Renew Energy Private Ltd for setting up a 150 MW solar plant, which is proposed to commission by 2021, while the second was signed with CSE Development (India) Private Ltd for setting up a 100 MW plant.
On behalf of the state government, the pacts were signed here by Principal Secretary Prabodh Saxena where Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present.
Thakur said the state would facilitate the companies to obtain permissions and clearances from authorities at the earliest so that work on these projects could be started soon.
The solar plants would be set up in Una and Kangra districts.
He said the state aims to tap 776 MW solar power by 2022.
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