Diphu – March 29 2023: It may sound a little too exaggerated or overstated now but Karbi Anglong autonomous district of Assam is going to get the largest solar power plant in the nation by the end of 2024 if all goes well. This project will produce just double the power of the Bhadla project in Rajasthan.
Largest Solar Power Plant
Bhadla is spread over 5700 hectares and produces 500-megawatt power although having a predictable capacity of 2245 megawatts; it was commissioned in 2022; this ambitious joint venture project of the Ministry of Renewable Energy, Government of India and Assam Power Distribution Company Limited – Solar may solve many issues of this power striven region.
The mammoth power project will be put up at Lankaijan village around thirty-five kilometers from Diphu, the official headquarters town of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council administered area; the project will be erected over twenty thousand Bigha of land bordering the Hojai district of Assam.
Secretary to the Chief Executive Member Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council Mukul Kathar a senior Assam Civil Service bureaucrat who is also holding the charge of the Land and Revenue department of the council announced that the council authority is all set to allocate the land to Assam Power Distribution Company Limited tomorrow.
Kathar said that the Land and Revenue department will segregate the inter-district border as per the map of Survey of India and entrust the territory to the implementing agency. He also mentioned that certain villages located on the fringe of the project area have been excluded.
Kathar however didn’t divulge other details of the venture such as sharing of power, proceeds, and power distribution mechanism as it’s too early to reconcile the project details. However, he hinted that the power project will be completed within a short time and shall be dedicated for the nation.