Mumbai, May 7 UNI | 3 months ago

In a bid to encourage generation of energy through non-conventional sources like solar, the Maharashtra government today gave biggest Solar Sales Standard to the Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) project to be set up at the cost of Rs 2,731 crore in backward region of Vidarbha.

The decision of giving the biggest grade to the project was taken in the cabinet meeting here.

The BHEL had demanded to give the biggest project grade to the state government, considering the demand of the company it was cleared in the cabinet meet today.

The project will create job opportunities for 3,000 people through direct and indirect means and it will also lead to setting up of several small scale industries.

This is the first of its kind Solar project on a big scale in the country and it will get subsidy under National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), it added.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)