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Assam: 1000 MW Solar Power Project To Be Set Up In Dima Hasao

A skill development center would also be set up along with the project to impart skill development lessons to the people working on the project.

Assam: 1000 MW Solar Power Project To Be Set Up In Dima Hasao

Sentinel Digital Desk

HAFLONG: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced that a 1000 MW solar power project would be set up in Assam's Dima Hasao district.

A skill development center would also be set up in line with the project to impart skill development lessons to the people working on the project which would help them in running such a huge project.

Chief Minister Sarma on Wednesday formally inaugurated the Integrated Skill Development Centre in the Ardha area of Diyungbra under the Dima Hasao district. The skill center, built at a cost of Rs 36.60 crore, has been established under a special financial package that was agreed upon as per the accord between the Government of India, the Government of Assam, and both the factions of erstwhile militant group Dima Halim Daogah (DHD).

The Chief Minister expressed hope that the Skill development facility would play a very big role in imparting skill development lessons that would be beneficial for the youth of the hill district. It would also make them eligible to work in the solar power project as it would need skilled people for its smooth running.

Assam is a power deficient state, so most of its power comes from the Central Grid and neighboring states like Nagaland and Meghalaya so this project when completed will add to the energy bank of the state and would go a long way in making the state self-sufficient in energy production.

The Assam government has already laid the foundation stone for two solar power projects, one each in Dima Hasao and Amguri in the Sivasagar district in March 2020.

These two solar power projects when completed would churn out 140 MW of solar energy which would go a long way in serving the 68 lakh families of the state.

According to sources, these two projects would be completed by the end of 2023 and would go into operation by 2024.

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