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Himachal : Una emerging as a hub for power generation: CM

June 20, 2024 07:10 PM
Himachal : Una emerging as a hub for power generation: CM

HPPCL directed to harness 500 MW Solar power

Punjab Newsline, Una/Shimla, June 20-

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, while addressing a public meeting at Pekhubela in Una after inaugurating 32 MW Solar Power project today, said that Una district is treading towards becoming a hub for power generation, with plans to harness more 150 MW through solar energy in the near future. In order to fulfill the power requirement of the Bulk Drug Park at Haroli, the Chief Minister directed the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation to harness 500 MW of additional solar energy and directed the officials to take necessary steps to achieve this goal. The Bulk Drug Park alone would require 150 MW of power.
He congratulated the residents of district Una on the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the officers and the officials for completing it well in record time.
Sh. Sukhu stated that by 2027 the Government aims to make Himachal Pradesh a self-reliant State and was committed to the economic prosperity and promoting pollution-free power generation and this project was a milestone in this direction. Apart from generation of hydropower, the focus was now to generate the green hydrogen production and solar power, he stated.
Investments were being also made in the tourism sector to make Himachal a Tourism Hub and several schemes will also be launched in this direction.
Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, MLA Sudarshan Babloo and Vivek Sharma (Vicku), Managing Director HPSEBL Harikesh Meena, Director Personnel and Finance Shivam Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner Jatin lal were also present on the occasion amongst others.

 
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