Modi pressure to give 600 sq km of desert land of Kutch to power companies

Gandhinagar, 19 November 2020

Land has been acquired to sell 600 sq km of land out of 5,000 sq km of small desert to power companies in Kutch, Gujarat. In this way 60 thousand hectares of land will be acquired. In which 1.48 lakh acres of land will be given. One hectare means 10 thousand square meters of land.

Bigger then Ahmedabad city

Ahmedabad covers an area of ​​466 square kilometers. Thus, the task of handing over 12 percent of the small desert of Kutch to wind and solar power companies has been started. It is the largest land acquisition in one place in Gujarat.

41 thousand mega watts of electricity

So far, about 2.4 GW of solar projects have been installed in Gujarat, while 2.2 GW projects are still in the pipeline. Land will be given to build the world’s largest hybrid park in Kutch. Which will generate 25 to 411500 mega watts of power. Adani has now become the largest solar energy company in the country. He will also put a project in it.

Desert small and big

The great desert of Kutch is the small desert of Kutch and the grasslands of the Bani region together cover an area of ​​30,000 square kilometers. There are 9 districts in an area of ​​5000 square kilometers of small desert. During the monsoon, an area of ​​3000 square kilometers is naturally flooded. 75 islands ranging from 40 hectares to 4000 hectares are formed.

Pressure from prime minister modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been regularly pressuring the Gujarat government about the project for the last 2 years. Modi gave Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani a 2022 deadline to complete the project. The project has been in operation for over 2 years. Energy Park costs about Rs. 1,350 billion can be invested.

A consultant will be appointed

Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids for the appointment of consultant for 3.3 GW Wind, Solar and Hybrid Park in Rann of Kutch region, Gujarat. Feasibility reports, detailed project reports (DPRs), engineering services, wind and solar resource estimation, will estimate power generation.

Bid yesterday

The last date for submission of online bids is October 20, 2020. It will be opened on 26 October. The state government announced its solar plus wind hybrid power policy in 2018. About 13 tenders have been announced to invite consultants for the development of solar projects and parks.

Land settlement

The Government of Gujarat has also issued amendments in its waste land allocation policy for wind, solar and hybrid (wind and solar) electricity. Projects. The amendment states that 50% of the electric capacity is to be installed within three years of the land allocation agreement, and 100% must be generated within five years of the agreement.