Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday announced that the state is mulling generating 1,000MW of solar power by investing 5,000 crores.
In addition to this, the state government is also planning to set up a joint venture company (JVC) with Neyveli Lignite Corporation (now NLC India Ltd.).
As per a report by IANS, Sarma said that in a bid to make Assam self-sufficient in energy, the project would be taken up and an MoU in this regard will be signed soon with NLC India Ltd which is a Navratna enterprise, to set up the JVC for the solar plant.
''5,000 bighas of land is allotted for the proposed solar power project in Dima Hasao,'' Sarma informed media on Saturday.
The Assam CM on May 31 had inaugurated a solar power project at Amguri in the Sivasagar district with a generation capacity of 70 MW.
During the inauguration, he had said that four more solar power projects would be commissioned in different parts of the state and each will have a 25 MW generation capacity.