Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lay Foundation Stone for 300 MW Barsingsar Solar Power Plant

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ceremonially lay the foundation stone for the 300 MW Solar Power Plant in Barsingsar, Bikaner District, and Rajasthan. 
  • NLC India Limited, a leading Navratna CPSE under the Ministry of Coal, is establishing the project. 
  • The project aims to provide affordable power supply to Government entities and aligns with the Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative. 
  • The electricity generated will be transmitted through the pre-existing power transmission lines of Barsingsar Thermal Power Station. 
  • The Power Usage Agreement for the project has been inked with Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited at a competitive tariff of Rs. 2.52/unit for the next 25 years. 
  • The project is slated for commissioning by September 2024, potentially creating employment opportunities for approximately 600 individuals. 
  • The project will enable the State of Rajasthan to fulfill its Renewable Purchase Obligation and contribute to a Net Zero future.
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