Energy park to be set up in MP: CM

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Bhopal, Sept 3 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that an Energy Park would be set up in the state capital and the initial process was in progress.

Mr Chouhan said here while addressing a one-day seminar on the topic of 'Renewable energy power project' at Hotel Palash Residency.

''Investors, who are interested in generating power through conventional as well as non-conventional energy sources are welcome in the state,'' he said, adding that the state government was committed to harness the alternative energy sources and their conservation.

He said that government would bear 15 per cent share in order to electrify the tribals' houses from solar energy.

Mr Chouhan also announced to provide grant of Rs 1,000 on the purchase of solar cookers and solar lanterns.

He agreed on the power evacuation of 33 KV sub station as per its technical capacity and to simplify the process of environment clearance.

Mentioning 335 MW capacity energy production project by bio-mass, Energy Development Corporation President Dilip Singh Shekhawat said that power generation schemes based on solar energy were going to be set up first time in the state.

''The houses of 30,000 tribal and backward classes have been lit up with solar energy,'' he added.

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